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How To Remove the Skin from Sole

Sole is a delightful and versatile fish. Sole is often sold in prepared filets or already cleaned, but if using whole fresh sole, the skin needs to be removed before cooking. Here’s how to do it.

How To Remove the Skin from Sole

Difficulty: Average
Time Required: 3-5 minutes per fish

Here’s How:

  1. Lay the fish on a cutting board.
  2. Cut off the head and discard.
  3. Remove innards and discard.
  4. Cut off the fins.
  5. Gently cut into the skin across the tail, loosening a bit with a sharp knife.
  6. Grab the skin with your hand and pull off from the tail toward the head (where the head used to be) and discard.

What You Need

  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife

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