How to Remove Skin From a Fish Fillet?
- 1 Fish
- #In many recipes, dark or tough skin is removed from fish fillets before they are cooked.# Lay the fillet skin-side down on I the work surface with the tail I end towards you. Holding the tail end firmly with your fingertips, make a small cut through the flesh just to the skin.
- Angle the knife so that the cutting edge is against the skin and the blade almost parallel to it. Cut the fish flesh away from the skin, working away from you and using a slight sawing motion, still holding the skin firmly with your other hand.