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Gaping

 

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Gaping

Gaping is a term used to describe the separation of fish fillets.  The fillet actually flakes apart.  These flakes, as they are called, are joined by a  connective tissue. When the fish first dies it is important not to handle the fish while it is going through a period of "rigor." During this period the fish stiffens and if it is handled these connective tissues will break apart.

 

 


 

 

 

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