Preparing fish - ScoutHelp

You will need to clean and gut any fish before you cook it. The fish should be cleaned as follows:

Wash the fish thoroughly in clean water.

Remove the scales by scraping with the back of a knife (not the shape edge), working from the tail towards the head!

Cut the spine at a point just behind the gills and tear the head off with a steady, slow. forward motion.

If you are careful, the fish innards will come out with it!

Slice the belly open from tail to gills and thoroughly clean the inside.

Finally, cut of the fins and tail and cook as desired.