Filleting a catfish is considered as a daunting task because of its tough and slippery skin. A big catfish can be good enough for your family if you fillet it in a proper way without wasting any useful part of it!
There are several methods to fillet a catfish, but I’m going to share the way that I do it and which actually retains all the meat from it. So let’s get started, folks.
Cleaning the fish
It’s important to clean the fish properly before filleting it. After cleaning with fresh water, you will notice that the fish s still slippery which might be a hassall for you while you filleting the catfish.
It’s because of the slime in it, you have to remove all the slime from it using your sharp knife. Just rub the skin with your knife and then remove all the slime with your fillet knife.
Water is not gonna help removing the slime, so if you try to remove the slime with water, it results in the same.
Equipments you need :
- Sharp fillet knife or electric knife
- Kevlar Glove
- Cutting board
- Plier (additional)
- Antibacterial soap (additional)
The whole job is much easier with a sharp electric fillet knife, but if it’s not available then a sharp fillet knife will do it perfectly, no worries!
If you are not so much used to cutting a catfish, then you should must use a kevlar glove. That’s gonna save you from cutting your fingers, cause you know already know that filleting a catfish is one of the toughest job.
This is maybe an additional part but we all should maintain it before filleting anything. Use an antibacterial soap to your knife and cut board to stay free from millions of germs.
The antibacterial soap doesn’t work instantly so always wash the knife and cut board after every single use, that will make the job done!
Maybe the kids are going to enjoy a catfish burger or nuggets and you don’t want them to digest germs or harmful microorganisms instead of fresh catfish meat, do you!
Now let’s see the way to fillet a catfish, you will find the picture down below!
That’s how you are going to fillet a catfish. The more it tastes, the more complex it comes to prepare. But if you follow those steps, it won’t be that hard to doing it.
I hope you got all your answers. There are a lot of dishes you can prepare with a catfish. Curry, frying, burger, nuggets you name it! Explore new dishes with a freshly caught catfish and enjoy your dinner. Looking forward to hearing from you folks.