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Desliming a salmon?

Postby Chengpu » Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:25 pm

Whenever i get fish one thing i notice is the things slime forever even after i clean, fillet, and wash them real good. Ive poked around i not seen to much info. Seen some people suggest using white wine vinegar to remove slime or to scale them to prevent slime. Im guessing that slime is generated by the scales.

So whats the best method to care for the fish to keep free from SLIME! sick:
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Re: Desliming a salmon?

Postby volynsky » Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:50 pm

vinegar
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Re: Desliming a salmon?

Postby Chengpu » Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:07 am

volynsky wrote:vinegar


In what concentration? How long do you apply? What does it do?
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Re: Desliming a salmon?

Postby elknfish » Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:12 am

Just take your knife before you live the river and de-scale your fish....

Get ALL of the loose scales off and you will be ok....Don't do it at home in your kitchen sink or you will have scales all over your counter do it at the river/ocean before you leave...Vinegar has never worked for me not saying it doesnt work but I must be doing something wrong the 50 times i tried it...Good luck
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Re: Desliming a salmon?

Postby trackster13 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:14 am

fish from the river are going to have that slime, there's no way around it. It's better to keep the scales/slime anyway from cooking at least IMO. fish still taste great and the skin comes off easy after you cook it. Is there a specific way you're cooking it that you don't want the scales?
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Re: Desliming a salmon?

Postby Slammin8er » Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:11 am

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Re: Desliming a salmon?

Postby tonymiller7 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:34 am

Screw a bunch of bottle caps to a chunk of 2x4 to use as a descaler. That will take care of your slime problem.
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Re: Desliming a salmon?

Postby Gringo » Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:48 am

I always scale my fish, gets rid of the slime, cooks up better, and depending on how you cook it, I think the fish tastes better.
I bought one of those Magic Fish scalers from Cabelas for $10 and it really works great.
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Magic-Fish-Scaler/700478.uts?Ntk=AllProducts&searchPath=%2Fcatalog%2Fsearch.cmd%3Fform_state%3DsearchForm%26N%3D0%26Ntk%3DAllProducts%26Ntt%3Dscaler&Ntt=scaler
Like someone else said though, unless you are brave or single, don't do it in the kitchen, I just throw on my waders and do it out on the lawn befor taking the fish in the house to fillet it. You can always tell when I've had a good outing by the sparkle of my lawn Tup:
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Re: Desliming a salmon?

Postby BGR1 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:50 am

Blast it off with the garden hose 8-)
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Re: Desliming a salmon?

Postby Ken M » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:16 am

You could skin them to.Are any of the above Tup:
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Re: Desliming a salmon?

Postby River_Phisher » Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:11 am

tonymiller7 wrote:Screw a bunch of bottle caps to a chunk of 2x4 to use as a descaler. That will take care of your slime problem.


+2, or a sharp fillet knife and just keep going til' there isn't slime
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Re: Desliming a salmon?

Postby KingFever » Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:17 am

My great uncle uses a pressure washer in the front yard just for about 5 seconds on each side. Takes everything off, and does not do anything to the meat on the inside.
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Re: Desliming a salmon?

Postby volynsky » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:12 am

Chengpu wrote:
volynsky wrote:vinegar


In what concentration? How long do you apply? What does it do?



vinegar breaks down the slime. It'll look like nasty curdled milk when you start scraping it off.

The internet/google has some suggestions for concentration. Leave on a few minutes before scraping off the slime.
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Re: Desliming a salmon?

Postby fishnmgcn » Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:50 pm

Try salt. It does a good job of removing the slime if you get it on your shirt. Might work directly on the fish.
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Re: Desliming a salmon?

Postby NovaTron5000 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 1:08 pm

can't be done
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Re: Desliming a salmon?

Postby Slammin8er » Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:19 pm

Save that slime :roll:

If you have chapped lips smear some slime on em. Won't do anything for your lips but it'l sure stop ya from licken um.
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Re: Desliming a salmon?

Postby sleddddder » Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:09 pm

Scrub brush & garden hose
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Re: Desliming a salmon?

Postby oldwolf » Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:12 pm

bassandall wrote:
tonymiller7 wrote:Screw a bunch of bottle caps to a chunk of 2x4 to use as a descaler. That will take care of your slime problem.


+2, or a sharp fillet knife and just keep going til' there isn't slime


+3...you two must fish at Olsen's? Anyway, at the cleaning tables at Olsen's, they have these 4"x4"x2" blocks with 9 bottlecaps screwed to the bottom...when you scrub the salmon with those things, it peels scales, slime and sea lice like there's no tomorrow. Of course the edge of a knife works well too :mrgreen:
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Re: Desliming a salmon?

Postby Cheez » Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:45 pm

If they are salt fish, I use the the garden hose like someone mentioned. If the scales are tougher, I would not use use my sharp fillet knife. Get an old serrated steak knife and have at it.
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Re: Desliming a salmon?

Postby tonymiller7 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:12 pm

oldwolf wrote:
bassandall wrote:
tonymiller7 wrote:Screw a bunch of bottle caps to a chunk of 2x4 to use as a descaler. That will take care of your slime problem.


+2, or a sharp fillet knife and just keep going til' there isn't slime


+3...you two must fish at Olsen's? Anyway, at the cleaning tables at Olsen's, they have these 4"x4"x2" blocks with 9 bottlecaps screwed to the bottom...when you scrub the salmon with those things, it peels scales, slime and sea lice like there's no tomorrow. Of course the edge of a knife works well too :mrgreen:



NEVER!! HAHA! I'm usually a Van Riper's guy. Plus half the fun is drinking the beer to get the bottle caps to make your own. wink:
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