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How to clean a fish

How to clean a whole fish for cook - according to the Boy Scout handbook

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STEPS
INGREDIENTS

Start with a fish

Start with a fish

rinse the fish with cold clean water.

rinse the fish with cold clean water.

open the belly and remove the entrails.  don't burst the stomach.

open the belly and remove the entrails. don't burst the stomach.

cut off the head.

cut off the head.

cut off the tail.

cut off the tail.

rinse again

rinse again

slice down to the tail.

slice down to the tail.

filet the side off into 2 pieces away from the spine.

filet the side off into 2 pieces away from the spine.

  • Fish
  • Sharp Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Paper