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How To Fillet Fish Videos

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It used to be that fishmonger skills were an essential part of a chef's culinary education. But in today's world you can have your fish vendor prepare your fish for you and have it delivered to your door in any spec you choose. But, knowing how to break down fish is still an important skill for chefs to know, and in some operations it can save you money to do it in house.

Different fish species have different bone structures so it can be hard to know how to butcher a fish you've never utilized before. Improve your skill and increase your yield percentages by checking-out the videos below. All videos are from YouTube and some will open in a new window on YouTube's site. If you do fillet your own fish be sure to use a butchering log so you can track the yields from different fish and the skill level of different fishmongers.


How to fillet Halibut

down middle/4 fillets


How to fillet Halibut

from side/2 halves


How to fillet Opah

The filleting starts at 4:00 minutes.


How to fillet Tuna

This is a small Ahi


How to fillet Mahi mahi


How to fillet Hd/off Salmon

crude workspace-good technique

How to fillet a whole Salmon


How to remove Salmon rib bones



How to remove Salmon skin




How to fillet Eel


How to fillet Eel


How to fillet Red Snapper

or Rockfish

How to fillet Barracuda


How to fillet Barramundi


How to fillet Cod


How to fillet a Sole


How to fillet a Mackerel


How to fillet Whiting


How to fillet Sturgeon


How to fillet Ono (Wahoo)


Fillet Sardines



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A [] [ Apr 30, 2013 ]

I did notice one thing. There is no catfish filet video. This seems strange, as my first fish we could eat was catfish, so obviously it can't be very uncommon.