This is the only cut where the knife is moved back and forth.
Cleaning Fish Tips : When filleting or skinning fish keep the skinning knife clean and wet, this lubricates the blade and gives a much cleaner cut, more control of the knife and far less drag on the sides of the blade.
Stop when you have an inch or two (25 to 50mm) of fillet released.
Change your grip on the fillet to a secure grip on the tab of fish skin you created with the first cut
Firmly hold the knife still and at a fixed angle.
Wriggle the skin from side to side while pulling backwards on the tab of fish skin
Continue this motion through the fillet. You can see that even though the skin in the left hand is creased under the tension it has no effect where the filet knife is separating the fish skin from the flesh.
Success! The fillet and skin are parted and no flesh has been wasted, nor have we left any skin or scales on the filet. If you scroll up you will note the knife has not moved over the last four fish skinning pictures. Next: De
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