August 21, 2008
With a small knife make the incision, pressing it in just between the gills, and moving down from the head to the genitals. The fish deflates under your fingers as you puncture the swim bladder. Some blood will sprout, so be sure you wear clothes you donít mind getting soiled. There may be bright, orange eggs inside Ė throw them away with the rest of the guts. When itís all sleek and clean inside, scrape the small, silver scales off Ė do not puncture the delicate skin. Leave the head on Ė when the eyes go milky on the frying pan, itís done.