The guts of a fish are inedible and need to be removed before cooking. It isn’t difficult to do but if you are squeamish, get your fishmonger to remove them for you. It is best to wear latex gloves to protect your hand when doing this. Washing the fish after gutting is also very important.
How do you field gut a fish?
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How to Gut a Fish
- Rinse fish in cold water and wipe down slime and debris.
- Cut the gill away from the jaw to bleed the fish out.
- Lay the fish with the stomach facing toward you and insert the tip of the knife into the anus.
- Cut the underbelly of the fish in a straight line from the anus to the gills.