How to fillet a flat fish

As we're all about ease and convenience, you can buy prepared fish fillets from Nutritious Fish. However, if you want to practise your fish filleting skills at home, we also sell whole fish.

 

This helpful step-by-step video shows you how to prepare flat fish like plaice and sole with CJ Jackson of Billingsgate Seafood School.​

Link to video (courtesy of bbcgoodfood.com)

 

Helpful tips:

  • Remove the head by scoring through the skin with a sharp knife and then using scissors to cut through
  • Use a sharp and flexible fish filleting knife, if you have one (or pick one up in our online shop)
  • Use a long sweeping action to then stroke the fillet away from the bone and pull the fillet away
  • Pinbone the fillet (we also sell fish tweezers in our online shop)