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Do I need to descale mackerel?

Asked: Martin Bérubé, Last Updated:

Mackerel have a thin skin and tiny scales, so they're one of the few fish that don't need their scales removed before you clean or fillet them. Cleaning a mackerel is quick and simple, even if you rarely work with whole fish. You'll need a filleting knife or utility knife with a long, thin, sharp blade.

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