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To clean a fish, lay down some newspaper to protect your work surface and use a dull knife or spoon to scrape off the scales, working from the tail to the head. Next, cut a shallow incision from the anus, which is the small hole on the belly of the fish, up to the head, stopping at the base of the gills. Then, scoop out the fish’s innards with your fingers or a spoon, cut the head off, and remove the dorsal fin by pulling on it firmly. Finally, rinse the fish off, inside and out, with cool water. For tips on filleting a fish, read on!
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