How To Fillet An Alaska Salmon
My husband does all of our salmon filleting. Here is a step by step guide for how to fillet a fish. It took him a few tries to get good at it. It is a skill. But here are some tips that will help you along the way.
get a cheap carpet, or small piece of leftover carpet to cut on. It helps to hold the fish in one place so it’s not sliding all over. My husband pretty much refuses to fillet without one now.
wear gloves! I cannot stress this enough, you don’t want to cut yourself.
get a good fillet knife. They are not all created equal.
cut on a table tall enough that your back will not start hurting you. Leaning over is a bad idea.
take your time, it will take time to get good at it.