How to fillet Salmon

When sourcing our salmon we have cast our net wide. We work closely with Shetlands Finest and they provide some of the finest salmon in the world. With this quick and easy to follow video guide you too can prepare a delicious fillet or two in no time under the guidance of our expert mongers!

Fishmonger Matt's top tips for filleting Salmon:

  1. Make sure you're working on a clean, dry and secure chopping board when filleting Salmon as well as placing a damp cloth underneath to prevent the board from moving.

  2. Use a sharp knife with flex in the blade approx 6 inches long.

  3. ALWAYS cut away from yourself, keep the sharp pointy thing away from your body!

  4. Maintain clean and confident strokes with the blade, the more cutting you do, the poorer the fillet of Salmon.

  5. Put adequate pressure on the blade by maintaining a consistent downward pressure to maximise yield against bone, be cautious not to apply too much, however!

  6. If you're a complete novice, firstly welcome! Secondly, practice filleting on cheaper fish such as mackerel to avoid disappointing cuts on expensive fish like Salmon.

  7. If in doubt; leave it to the professionals and order superb fillets of fresh Salmon from us... We don't mind if you take the credit!

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Fish For Thought Recommends:

We recommend taking salmon fillet and using it as the main ingredient in a stir-fry. In a deep pan or wok fry off some onions, peppers, mushrooms, garlic and chilli. Grill the salmon with a little olive oil and some seasoning and pre-cook the noodles. Add the cooked noodles and salmon just before serving for 2-3 minutes. Chef Adam has made some other fantastic recipes using Salmon in our development kitchen, see them here:

The best Salmon Recipes

Is Salmon healthy for me?

Yes, it's a super fish! Atlantic salmon is a superior source of Omega 3 delivering 2,380 mg per 100 g of fillet! It is also rich in Vitamin A & D and minerals including calcium.

Is Salmon sustainable?

Salmon is sustainable and very well looked after, you can read more about its sustainability here:

Sustainable Salmon