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What Tools Are Required To Prepare Fish Fillets

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Tools which help to prepare fish filletsHow many times have you got stuck while trying to get the perfect fish fillets? You can start by learning that tools required to make fish fillets are specific tools which make cutting a fish easy and also give you neat and professional looking fillets. Read on to learn more: 


 


 


Scaler:


 


This is truly one of the most popular primary tools for fish fillets and is used by all chefs all over the world. A scaler is completely necessary when you are trying to get fillets from salt water fishes which usually have very hard bony scales. These scales need to be removed before the fillets are prepared and that is where the scalers come in handy. Scalers are available in two varieties:


  • Commercial scaler– This is usually available in all supermarkets and is quite affordable too. It has a wooden handle for easy grip and a metallic head which has some projections, quite similar to fingers, used to scale the surface of the fishes.

  • Household scaler– This is handy when you do not have a commercial scaler at home and you need the fish fillets desperately. This is prepared with the help of a tablespoon or a teaspoon, and is held quite close to the hand and then scraped well against the skin of the fish so that the scales are removed easily.


 


Sharp Knife:


 


Once you have scaled the skin of the fish, the other tool you will need for preparing fillets is a very sharp knife. Considered to be one of the most common tools required for fish fillets, knives are usually available in two varieties:


  • Chef's Knife: It is one of the most effective tools for fish fillets, because unless you have a very sharp knife, you will not get neat slices of fish fillets. Chef’s knife is usually 10 inches long and has a very round tip for convenience of the users along with a very thin blade.

  • Butcher's Knife: It is usually not used in homes, as it is very large in size and you need some practice and skill to use it. It is mainly used when you need to get the fillets quickly and you have large quantity of fish to slice.


 


Pan:


 


It is a tool which you need to have ready, so that as soon as you have the fish fillets, you can place them in the pan. You do not need any specialized pan for storing your fish, just ensure that the pan is wide enough to accommodate all the fillets.


 


Space for waste:


 


After you have your fish fillets ready, do not forget to put the messy after-effects in their rightful place, that is the garbage bin. For this, you would need a deep garbage can, which is well wrapped in plastic from the inside.


 


Taking Care Of Tools:


 


Now that you have prepared your fish fillets, it is time to put back your tools required to make fish fillets and you need to clean them up, dry them properly so that they do not rust and then pack them up till you need them again.


Image credits: fishingloft.com


  

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