How to Clean Fresh Fish
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.
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.
Using kitchen scissors, cut off all fins off the fish.
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.
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.
Rinse repeatedly in sink with running water until the slime is rinsed completely off.
Fish is ready for use!