Fillet a fish!

Sorry buddy, but you're about to get in my belly!

Here is a picture of a large whiting fish, and I purchased him on sale at the fish counter from my local market. (I don’t know why I refer to it as a him) It would’ve been better had I actually caught him, but I am slowly working myself up to that goal. I’ve graduated from having my fillets and salmon steaks pre- cut, to the downright barbaric task of dismembering the creature myself.

As a respected food enthusiast/ writer/ cook, its important for me to master this technique. First, I scraped off the scales with the blunt edge of my knife. Then I patiently removed the fins, filleted and de- boned him. Seems simple enough, right?

Well for my first time, it wasn’t terrible. I botched up one of the fillets, but he was still as delicious can be. I spiced him up with fresh lemon juice and garlic then I applied an aromatic toasted sesame seed and ginger dry rub. With just a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and an accompaniment of sauteed yellow and green zucchini, it was the perfect light lunch.

For detailed instructions on how to fillet a fish: http://www.ehow.com/how_2089067_fillet-a-fish.html

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6 responses to “Fillet a fish!

  1. Maria

    Nice blog post, you are right, it didn’t sound too hard. You actually made me wanna try this myself… And i don’t even like the smell of fish 😉

  2. Looks delicious. Growing up in Coastal Carolina, and in a rural farming area at that, catching, cleaning and cooking fish is pretty common place. I don’t cherish the cleaning part, but, then, I forget all about it by supper time.
    God Bless You
    paul

  3. My favorite fish, a good blog!

  4. He does look like he knows what’s in store for him 🙂

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