Technique: Descaling Fish
Descaling Fish is a cleaning process which uses a knife to scrape the scales off of a fish.
To descale a fish:
1. Lay the fish flat on its side and then take a dull knife (you can even use the backside of a knife) and hold it at a ninety degree angle to the torso of the fish, and scrape it from tail to head.
2. Continue scraping the fish until all the scales are gone. Flip it over and repeat on the other side.
Tip: You do not need to descale a fish that you plan on skinning prior to cooking or serving.
Tip 2: Hold the fish uner water for the process and you wont have scales all over your kitchen arms hands etc just rinse out the sink and ure cleaned up!