How to eat fish?
And you noticed that people are divided into two types: those who prefer meat and those who prefer fish? So, notorious meat eaters and fish haters themselves do not know that they deprive themselves of a huge amount of useful substances. After all, fish dishes contain and omega-three fatty acids, so essential to the heart, and vitamins A, D, E, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus, potassium, iodine - all and not enumerate! Dietitians recommend eating fish at least a couple of times a week. Fish dishes will fit in the daily diet, they will also look great on the festive table.
But not everyone knows how to eat fish properly. Etiquette on this account is strict: the fish neither in a cold nor hot form, nor wholly, nor slices, tolerates a knife! Ideally, fish are served with a special fork and a blade similar to a knife. The latter is held in the right hand, it removes the bones, and with a fork hold the piece and send the flesh into the mouth. Sometimes just the same with just two forks. At the same time they eat only the one in the left hand.
How is the fish if it is served in its entirety? First the head is separated, and the fish are divided into two parts. Remove the skin first from above and eat the fillets. After the second half you can turn around and do the same with it. And you can, without turning, from the second half to separate the ridge and small bones and after that finish the piece.
There are exceptions to any rule. So, for example, tuna, smoked eel or pickled herring is usually cut with a knife, without it it is difficult to separate them. Fish rolls, pies with fish, too, can safely cut with an ordinary knife.
If the fish were served only with a fork, and so often at home table, then take it in your right hand, and in the left - a small piece of bread. They hold the fish while they pull out the bones with a fork.
No matter how carefully you struggle with bones,still one or two can get in your mouth. In this case, take them out with a fork, in no case by hand! Bones, scales and other "extra" details of fish put on the edge of the plate. Put them on a napkin or, even more so, directly on the table next to you is unacceptable.
Of course, now the requirements of the tableetiquette are much more loyal than, say, two centuries ago. But still, by the way they eat fish, one can say a lot about the level of education of people. If you follow the simple recommendations listed above, even in the most refined society, no one will doubt your good manners.