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What is butterfly cut fish?

Butterflying removes most—but not all—of the bones in a fish, and it creates a larger cavity for stuffing, and stuffing is the primary reason to butterfly a fish. Kiting, so called because it makes the finished fish look like a kite, is butterflying when you remove the head of the fish as well.

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Also, what is a butterfly cut?

In butchery, butterflying transforms a thick, compact piece of meat into a thinner, larger one. The meat is laid out on a cutting board and cut in half parallel to the board almost all the way to the other side, leaving a small "hinge", which is used to fold the meat out like a book.

Secondly, is Spatchcock the same as butterfly? I believe "butterfly" is actually the slang term for "spatchcock" - they are indeed the same thing. Spatchcock is a specific kind of butterflying technique, for birds. It involves not only removing the backbone but also the keel/breast bone, and often some mechanism to secure the bird in a flat position.

Besides, what are the cuts of fish?

Cuts of Fish and Cooking Methods

  • Fillet: The flesh of the fish is completely cut from the bone in its natural form.
  • Suprême: This term generally applies to fillets of large fish cut into small pieces or portions on the slant, e.g. suprême of halibut or turbot.
  • Goujons and goujonettes:
  • Tronçon:
  • Darne:
  • Délice:
  • Paupiette:
  • Poaching:

What is butterfly fillet?

Butterflying is another way of filleting a finfish. Rather than taking the fillets away from the backbone, the bone is taken out. The result is one fillet, not two. Usually the head and tail are left on to hold the finfish together during cooking.

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