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How to Skin a Fillet Fish

Step one

Place the fillets on a board with the tail towards you, flesh side up. Using a sharp, flat bladed ā€“ not serrated knife make a small nick backwards through the flesh but not through the skin. This gives you something to grip.
skinning a fillet

 fillet of fish

Step two

Change the direction of the knife and keep both knife and skin flat on the board. Work towards the top of the fillet using a saw-like motion. The skin should come away in one piece.

 fillet of fish

 

Step three

To remove the bones from round white fish fillets simply cut the ā€˜Vā€™ shaped piece containing the bones from the top of the fillet.

fillet of fish