How to cut a pike?
Having decided to cook fish patties, a rich earor some other dish from pike, most housewives ask themselves the question: "And how to cut the pike on the fillet?". And meanwhile, this business is quite simple and does not take much time, only 20 minutes. Only you will need to take care of the cutting board and sharp knife beforehand.
Preparing the fish
The first step is to prepare the fish. Before cleaning the pike, it should be thawed. You can do this with a microwave, or simply put the fish on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator in a small bowl of water. Prepared fish should be thoroughly rinsed under running water and slightly dried.
We divide the pike
First of all it is necessary to cut off with a sharp knifepelvic fins with a thin stripe of skin, making an incision on the fish from the side of the abdomen along the line of the gills. Then you need to rasporot abdomen and gently remove all the insides. After this, you should divide the pike into two halves, by holding an acute knife along the pike ridge from the line of the gills to the tail. As a result, you will get a piece of pike fillets, while in the second half there will be a ridge and a head. Next, you need to separate the flesh from the ridge. For this, turn the back of the pike on the table to the second half of the pike and, using a sharp knife, deftly and quickly cut the fillets. After that, remove the bones, cutting the bottom edge of the fillet with a sharp knife, which contained the entrails.
Now you need to separate the flesh of the fish from the skin. To do this, put a piece of fish fillets in front of him skinned down. Then with one hand, with the fork, we press the fish from the side of the tail to the cutting board, and with the other hand we remove the fillets from the skin, quickly passing the knife along the skin from the tail upwards. These actions should be repeated with the second half of the pike. That's all the pike fillets are ready.
Now you know how to cut the pike, and the dish fromthis useful fish will become a frequent visitor on your table. It is worth noting that in some countries dishes made from pike are considered a delicacy, and its diet, very tasty meat is useful for eating both for people aged and for small children, as it is rich in B vitamins, potassium, phosphorus and magnesium , which helps to cleanse the body of toxins, improve mental activity, maintain heart health and normalize blood pressure.