How To Prepare A Whole Fish For Deep Frying

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There is something so elemental about gathering friends and family around a beautifully fried whole fish and going at it with chopsticks. We like to use sea bass, but you can also use red snapper, flounder, striped bass or a small grouper. The trick is making cuts into the fish's body beforehand so you can easily pick the flesh off. This is how that is done.

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Reprinted with permission from Japanese Soul Cooking