How to Debone Cooked Rainbow Trout

By Phillip Chappell

Taking the bones out of a rainbow trout will likely be one of the easiest things you've ever done. If the fish is cooked properly, the bones will lift right out. In fact, a good way to know if you have fully cooked the fish is by attempting to pull out a bone. Be careful though, because tiny, transparent bones may still be in the meat even after you think you have pulled them all out.

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Pulling the bones out of a rainbow trout is easy.

Step 1

Grab the fish by the tail.

Step 2

Pull the tail away from the back and toward the head of the fish.

Step 3

The head should come off along with the skeleton. Toss the bones in the garbage.

Step 4

Open fish so that each side is flat.

Step 5

With your fingers, pull out any remaining tiny bones you see.