How to fillet, skin & portion salmon


  • STEP 1Lay whole salmon onto chopping board.
  • STEP 2Make incision behind fin and cut along back of head, breaking through bones. Do the same to the other side and remove salmon head.
  • STEP 3Run knife along back bone of fish, slicing whole salmon into two fillets.
  • STEP 4Remove ribcage from salmon fillets.
  • STEP 5To skin salmon, hold tail and place knife above skin and slice sideways, pulling the skin off at the same time.
  • STEP 6Remove ribcage from salmon fillets.
  • STEP 7Pin-bone salmon fillets.
  • STEP 8Slice fillets into portions.