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Pan-Dressing a Sand Dab or Any Small Flatfish

Getting a Sand Dab Ready for the Frying Pan


Sand dabs, also known without the space as "sanddabs," are small flatfish that are too small to fillet. Most cooks pan-dress their sand dabs by cutting off the head, guts and fins of the flatfish. To help you, here is a series of illustrations on how to dress a sanddab.
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Start with a Fresh Whole DabMaking the First CutRemoving the Head and GutsScraping the Insides
Removing the Fins, Part IRemoving the Fins, Part IIRemoving the Bottom FinsA Pan-Dressed Sand Dab
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