Remove Salmon Skin, Salmon Skinning Made Easy
from Thomas Sixt
Hi, I am a German Chef and Food Photographer. The imparting of cooking knowledge is my great passion. Everyone can cook for himself and with this website I would like to contribute to its success. Cooking questions I answer you gladly at the end of the articles. Have fun and good luck!
Remove salmon skin I show you in this post. The step by step instructions with photos will bring you closer to skinning salmon. A cooking video accompanies you in the kitchen if desired.
Step 1: Prepare Salmon Fillet for Removing Salmon Skin
To illustrate the simple mechanics, we start with a piece of salmon fillet. Wash the fillet, dry it, and have it ready on a sturdy cutting board. You will need a very sharp knife.
Step 2: Properly Prepare Salmon Fillet
Place the salmon fillet on the skin side. Means the salmon skin with the scales is on the cutting board.
Step 3: Apply Knife
First of all, an info for you: You could free the fillet from the skin quite simply by a horizontal cut between the skin and the fillet. However, I would like to show you the method of the professionals, this also works with a whole fillet and with fillet pieces. Cut the fillet at the thin belly flap, you have to place the knife blade horizontally between the skin and the fillet.
Step 4: Pull Knife between Skin and Fillet
With the second hand, you hold the fish skin and pull the knife in the other direction. Crucially, while you cut with the knife in one direction, you pull on the skin. The counter pull allows you to pull the skin off with a little practice.
Step 5: Cut Salmon Fillet from the Skin
Pull the knife through to the end of the fillet. While doing so, maintain the pull on the salmon skin by hand. Remove the gray, transparent areas from the fillet.
Step 6: Portion Salmon Fillet
Portion the salmon fillet and process as desired. In the rest of the article you will find ideas for salmon in the oven and salmon frying.
Video Whole Salmon Fillet Debone and Skin
In the video I show you how to prepare a whole salmon fillet.