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Filleting Mangrove Snapper | William Toney
Filleting mangrove snapper is just part of catching a mess of these tasty fish. Really, there may be no better tasting inshore fish. The quality of the meat, the subtle sweet flavor, man, this is top dog table fare. And, if you are going to take some home for the grill, skillet or oven, knowing how to clean them is part of the bargain.
When it comes down to how to fillet mangrove snapper, if you are not sure what to do exactly, inshore fishing legend Captain William Toney is here with a very simple technique. He will show you where to start cutting and how to get the most meat off the bone.
William Toney has honed his filleting skills over a lifetime of catching and preparing all sorts of inshore game fish for his table and that of his clients. As with most things William does, he is patient and well articulated.
A key factor in filleting any fish is having a good quality knife. A very sharp edge goes with that. What you also see in this video is how to use a wet stone to sharpen your knifes edge. Your blade makes all the difference.
With a sharp knife, William gets to work showing you his method for filleting mangrove snapper. Simple, quick and boneless fillets is the name of the game.
Total time: 02:42