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Bone-Free, Worry-Free Fish

So you love eating fish, but don’t want to deal with all those pesky bones. At METRO, we offer a variety of bone-free fish for your eating pleasure. Feeling ambitious? Read on to find out how to debone your own fish!

With a few easy techniques, you can enjoy bone-free fish at home. The bones in fish are situated in the thickest part of the flesh. If a few bones remain, use a pair of sterilized tweezers to remove them.


Boning Fillets

  • Lay fillet flat on the cutting board
  • Using a sharp knife, make a deep cut about 1/8 in. (1/2 cm) from the backbone (down the middle of the fish)
  • Run the knife from top to bottom down the length of the fillet
  • Using the knife, detach the backbone from the flesh
  • Gently lift the backbone out with your fingers

Deboning Whole Fish

  • Lay fish flat on the cutting board.
  • Gut and clean fish. Then using a sharp knife, make a deep cut in the belly not the back, about 1/8 in. (1/2 cm) from the backbone (down the middle of the fish)
  • Lay the fish open if necessary and run the knife from top to bottom down the length of the fish.
  • Gently slide the knife under the backbone lifting it away from the flesh
  • Gently lift the backbone out with your fingers

Did you know that most of the fish at your Metro supermarket don’t have any bones? Here’s a list of steaks and fillets and steaks to enjoy bone-free!

Steaks

  • Fresh or frozen tuna steaks
  • Fresh swordfish steaks

Fillets

  • Fresh cod fillets
  • Fresh salmon fillets
  • Fresh sole fillets
  • Fresh tilapia fillets
  • Fresh trout fillets
  • Fresh turbot fillets


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