Saturday, July 31, 2010
Here's a great fish cleaning method for perch (also known as survival food); it's quick, efficient, and saves all the meat--unlike filleting, which most of us are not experienced enough to do well. This method leaves the bones in, but in a survival situation the meat is more important than aesthetics, especially when working with small fish like perch. If you are fortunate enough to live near a decent lake you know you can easily pull a dozen perch from the water in a couple hours.
Following the above method, I cleaned all my recent perch with the Kershaw Bear Hunter featured in the URSUT knives post. It performed admirably in this role--as expected from an all-purpose blade--especially since no filleting was involved. Its hard plastic, seamless handle was also notable during the cleanup phase.
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