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This is an easy way to clean a fish without dulling your knife because you never cut through a bone. I have a spoon black-taped to the handle ...
Start with one sockeye salmon. Most fish we get are quite silver coloured but it's getting to the end of the season so we start to see a ...
Cut around the tail, ensuring all skin is cut, do not cut the bone! I like to use the tail as a "handle" after cutting, especially if I'm ...
Lift the fin and angle your knife to cut towards the head, stop cutting when you hit the bone.
Flip the fish over and angle your knife to cut towards the head on the other side. Make sure all the skin is cut (this is important), you ...
Cut from the anal opening to the head of the fish.
Firmly grasp the head, pull down towards you and along the belly. This is where you snap the neck bone.
The guts will come out attached with the head in one swift pull, leaving everything clean inside. Doing it this way you never have to touch the guts.
Cut along the inside to reveal the blood line.
This is why I have the spoon taped to the end of my knife, you simply flip the knife and scoop out the blood.
Firmly grasp the tail and it should easily snap off, as long as there is no skin attached.
Hose everything off.
Bagged and ready for the freezer :) Some people cut off all the fins but I don't, I prefer to cut them off later. If I don't plan ...
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