Good point! Mostly 23 - 24" but I don't know if they were 33" when caught. I bought them from a commercial guy and they look like they could have been legal before they were headed. Really no way to verify now.
What knife do you use to clean? Will electric work?
Jester New Orleans Pelicans Fan Baton Rouge Member since Feb 2006 23611 posts Online
re: Lemon fish - how to clean / cookPosted by Jester on 5/10/13 at 5:17 pm to OhFace55
I honestly usually use a sharp filet knife. It allows you to follow the ribs much closer. I usually cut along the lateral line first, then run the knife along the ribs from the top, then bottom. Do sections of meat. Trying to cut the whole piece at once is tedious and unnecessary unless you plan to cook it whole. Then take the skin off. Be sure to clean the darker sections of meat from your steaks prior to freezing.
Leave the meat as whole as possible for freezing. You can always slice later.
I start at the top of the back and follow back bone. then I fillet the skin off. Good BBQ but I put lemmon juice and mustard and fry. I usually use a straight blade to clean, but I have used electric knives and done it the same way.