How To Fillet Every Fish
December 16, 2019 1:11 PM   Subscribe

34 minutes of how to fillet many kinds of fish.
Part of Epicurious Magazine extensive YouTube collection

I used to be a chef, and on a regular basis I filleted most or all of the fish he shows. Mike Cruz's manner is pleasant, his style straight-forward & educational.
posted by growabrain (6 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
Nice. None-narrated fish filleting videos is something i find incredibly relaxing. Just watching someone working with their hands is something i really enjoy so whether its knife smitning, dog grooming or wood turning I really don't care. Here is Nara hirokazu cutting up a squid
posted by uandt at 1:35 PM on December 16, 2019

Yay, I like this, even the trumpet toots. Another good one is the Handcrafted Bon Appetit videos on Amazon Prime; the sushi one in particular has lots of information about preparing different fish, not just filleting but lightly brined, or pickled, or torch seared, or salt torched.
posted by twentyfeetof tacos at 2:49 PM on December 16, 2019 [1 favorite]

This is terrific and useful.

I was once knife-shamed when my filet knife wasn't sharp enough for the task, and it took me on a personal journey of sharpening the shit out of my knives whenever I think of it.
posted by aspersioncast at 5:06 PM on December 16, 2019

I am a little afraid to watch this-- I cut fish full time for about 5 years and part time for another 15-ish. I am sure you are very skilled growabrain but the vast majority of chefs I interacted with were terrible at filleting. This is may be specific to 1990s restaurant culture in the SF Bay area, which is where the wholesalers I worked for were based.
posted by pagrus at 7:27 PM on December 16, 2019 [2 favorites]

@pagrus how oddly specific
posted by growabrain at 11:32 PM on December 16, 2019

"Knife goes in, guts come out"
posted by mikelieman at 11:41 PM on December 16, 2019

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