Seafood restaurants and fresh fish markets will need a variety of seafood knives to properly clean and prepare the bounty of the sea. Generally speaking, the type of seafood you will be preparing dictates which type of knife you will need. In this section you will find the perfect professional knife for the job, we carry a wide selection of fillet knives for removing the bones and scales of a fish without damaging the tender fillet, various knives that are used to remove mollusks from their tough shells and fish splitting knives that are used to open the fish and remove the innards.
Restaurants that need to shuck and prepare a lot of clams or oysters every day will find short, blunt or pointed tip knives designed to pry open the shells. Filleting fish requires a special knife with a narrow blade, pointed tip and sharp edge to easily pierce and slice the fish. Finally, there is an assortment of various knives that can be used to cut and gut, scale or slice fish of various species.
Choose cooking knives with plastic handles, a plastic handle is much easier on the wrists because it is so light weight, and many types of plastic will also reduce bacterial contamination. When it comes to choosing the right seafood knives for your kitchen cutlery, consider above all the menu, most of the seafood knives are used for specific species, but most restaurants will need a good fillet knife or two at the very least.
Whether you are shucking oysters, filleting a Dover sole or cracking open lobster tails, you need right equipment to complete the job. Check out this quick and easy guide to seafood cutlery and find the tools that match the task