It’s late August and fishermen along the SoCal coast are bringing home yellowtail. But, sometimes the joy of coming home with a big old yellowtail is dampened by the huge mess created in the kitchen by sloppy filleting. And then, there’s always, what to do with the different parts of the fish. Here, you’ll learn how to fillet a yellowtail–neatly–and a few cooking possibilities for the different parts of the yellowtail.
This video break down an entire yellowtail. It starts with the tail sections, moving to the belly meat, the upper loins, and finally the head and collars. It’s a lot easier than you think, especially if you make a few preparations and have the right tools.
And just to make a point, I perform this task in my kitchen while wearing a suit and tie. No kidding…
There’s lots of tips and tricks to help you become an expert at how to fillet a yellowtail, and who knows, maybe you’ll be wearing a suit and tie just to show off your skills! And one last thing, where did I get my yellowtail? Just ask my good fishing buddy, Mikey. He nailed two yellowtail last Tuesday, right before having to go to work! There’s action packed video footage to back up Mikey’s claims inside this how-to video.