Steps in Deboning Bangus


  • Chopping board
  • Mosquito forceps
  • Sharp knife
  • Trays
  • Kitchen sears

Steps in Deboning Bangus

  1. Split down the dorsal side of the fish. Turn knife flat and cut from the tail to the head by running the edge of the knife along the backbone.
  2. Lay fish open like a butterfly fillet. Then, remove gills and viscera.
  3. Remove the backbone by holding the knife horizontally and cutting with the tip of
    the blade along the backbone from head to tail.
  4. Remove the cut backbone. Wash fish in running water
  5. With the aid of a forcep, pull out the rib bones which have not been cut away. Make a
    superficial slit along the dent of the dorsal muscles and pull out the intermuscular spines embedded between the muscles from the head to the tail.
  6. Remove spines in the ventral side in the same manner. Remove filamentous Y-shaped spines along the lateral lines, i.e., the junction of the dorsal and ventral muscles.
  7. Wash deboned bangus in clean water. Drain.
  8. Pack in plastic bags for storage in a freezer.

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source: DA, Agricultural Training Institute

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