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How To Fillet Mackerel

How To Fillet Mackerel

Filleting Instructions

Remove head behind the collar on both sides angling the knife to get maximum yield

Open the stomach cavity with the tip of your knife and remove the guts


Using the backbone as a guide cut from head to tail in one cut about half way into the fish


Release the pinbones at the top of the fish to allow your knife to get
over the ribs

Then with a second cut release the fillet from the frame


With the second side make a cut along the backbone cutting to the top and them the tail


Release the pinbones at the top of the fish to allow your knife to get
over the ribs

Then with a second cut release the fillet from the frame


Clean up the stomach membrane and trim if required


Producing 2 mackerel fillets