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removing salmon skin with a chef's knife before cooking it

How To Remove Salmon Skin

  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Total Time: 4 minute
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Here are the basic steps to skin a piece of salmon. Follow along if your recipe calls for salmon with the skin removed. All you need is a cutting board, a sharp knife and a fresh salmon fillet.



1 boneless salmon fillet


  1. Start with the salmon filet, skin-side-down, running crosswise on the cutting board. Make a primary cut to reveal enough of the skin so that you’ll be able to grab ahold of the skin.
  2. Pull skin firmly away against the pressure of your knife. If it is too slippery, use your kitchen towel to help. Holding your knife at a slight downward angle, gently saw the knife back and forth while pulling the skin forcefully in the opposite direction.

  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: na
  • Category: Knife Skills
  • Method: Knife Skills
  • Cuisine: French


  • Serving Size: 4 ounces
  • Calories: 150 calories
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Protein: 25 g

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