Deboning a cooked trout
How can you tell if trout is cooked?
The best way to tell if your fish is done is by testing it with a fork at an angle, at the thickest point, and twist gently. The fish will flake easily when it’s done and it will lose its translucent or raw appearance. A good rule of thumb is to cook the fish to an internal temperature of 140-145 degrees.
Is it OK to eat rainbow trout skin?
Unless the trout is really big and old and has lived in polluted water, the skin is perfectly safe and nutritious to eat. Depending upon the preparation method, it can be a quite tasty part of the eating experience.
Do you have to remove pin bones?
Discard the pin bones once you’re through, and give your fillet a final check. If you’ve missed any, it’s not going to hurt your fillet, but trust us: You will want to be thorough, as the pin bones will be much harder to find when you’re moments away from enjoying your delicious meal.
Are pin bones edible?
By and large, pin bones are soft and edible, unlike those bigger choking hazards that are attached to the backbone. In some cultures—we’re looking at you, Japan—fish bones are considered a delicacy. To the rest of us, even the most petite of pin bones aren’t exactly considered aesthetically pleasing.