- 1 Do you cut fish with or against the grain?
- 2 How do you know which way the grain runs in meat?
- 3 What are catfish steaks?
- 4 What’s the difference between catfish steak and catfish fillet?
- 5 Do catfish steaks have bones?
- 6 Do you need to scale a fish before filleting?
- 7 What’s the first thing you should remove when filleting a fish?
- 8 Do you cut against the grain for steak?
Do you cut fish with or against the grain?
When making sashimi, the fish fillet should be cut perpendicular to the direction of the spine. This means that you will cut the flesh across the grain. This is a very important thing to remember when making sashimi. Cutting the meat across the grain ensures that each piece of sashimi is not stringy.
How do you know which way the grain runs in meat?
To identify which direction the grain of the meat is running, look for the parallel lines of muscle fiber running down the meat, and slice perpendicular to them. For those cuts that have fibers running in different directions, it’s vital to “read the meat” and adjust the direction in which you’re slicing.
What are catfish steaks?
Our bone-in catfish steaks are a heartier option for a delicious and nutritious meal no matter the cooking preparation. Steaks are 5/8 -inch thick cross-cut sections of whole dressed fish.
What’s the difference between catfish steak and catfish fillet?
Steaks are made when we cut a whole fish horizontally, creating sections along the fish, bones and all. A fillet is made when we cut the fish from the head to the tail and remove the meat in one long piece.
Do catfish steaks have bones?
The answer to this question is YES, catfish do have bones! A “main” bone (similar to spine) and smaller bones (similar to ribs).
Do you need to scale a fish before filleting?
A filleted fish has its skin and bones removed before cooking. Scaling isn’t necessary. Unlike the cut described for preparing whole fish, filleting fish requires you to cut the fish behind its gills and pectoral fin, but only to the rib cage. Neither scaling nor removing the head is necessary.
What’s the first thing you should remove when filleting a fish?
Filleting a Whole Fish
- Rinse the fish under running water and pat dry.
- Turn the knife parallel to the board (at a 90-degree angle to your first cut) and cut along the spine from head to tail, removing the belly flap with the fillet.
- Finish removing the fillet by cutting all the way through the skin at the tail.
Do you cut against the grain for steak?
With any steak cut, you should always slice against the grain, which means against the direction that the muscle fibers run. Cuts like skirt steak and hanger steak have more pronounced long muscle fibers (the grain of the meat) because they come from parts of the cattle where the muscles work harder.