How to bone a salmon with salmon tweezers. Photo by Annabelle Breakey

Now that wild salmon season is in full swing, I want to enjoy every delicious, succulent (and expensive) bite—but without the bones. I’ve tried using needlenose pliers from the toolbox, and they do the job but can gouge the flesh. In my book, it’s worth it to invest in salmon tweezers.

These strong but gentle fish tweezers by Rösle have wide grips and rounded edges and cost $18. To use them, just run a finger down the midline of a raw fillet to expose the bone tips. Then give each bone a gentle tug in the direction it grows.

You can see the tweezers in action in our video on how to bone salmon. Got the bones out? Now you're ready for our favorite wild salmon recipes.


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