How To Fillet Fish

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How to Fillet a Halibut

What you will need:


A fillet knife
A cutting Board
Water Source


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  • You don’t need to remove the fins or guts from a halibut.
  • Start with the dark side up.
  • From the top of the head to the end of the stomach pocket cut a diagonal line down to the bone.
  • There is a line on a halibut all the way down the center of the fish. Cut this line to the back bone from head to tail.
  • Starting with the tail end in the center cut you just made, cut the flesh towards the fins using the bones as a guide and working towards the head, keep cutting in long strokes until the fillet comes loose from the skeleton. Repeat this process three other times and you should end up with 4 fillets.


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