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How to Clean Fresh Fish

Step 1:

Step 1

Ensure the fish is fresh! The skin should be slightly slimy, eye must be clear and gills must be have traces of bright red blood.

Step 2:

Step 2

Using a sharp kitchen scissors, cut into fish from underside of gills, through the abdominal cavity. Remove gills from head and innards from the abdomen.

Step 3:

Step 3 aStep 3 b

Using kitchen scissors, cut off all fins off the fish.

Step 4:

Step 4

Cut fish into desired pieces and place cut pieces in a clean bowl of water. We are cutting up this fish in steak pieces to be used in a soup.

Step 5:

Step 5

Using fresh cut lemons, rub juice and rind to flesh of the fish to remove the slime. We are using Meyer lemons for this step.

Step 6:

Step 6

Rinse repeatedly in sink with running water until the slime is rinsed completely off.

Step 7:

Step 7

Fish is ready for use!