This is a very simple technique from Alan Griggs (Ayr, Nth QLD) that removes the cheek of the Flathead to eat.
Lay your Flathead on its back and with a sharp knife follow the cheek socket.
Cut all the way to the edge of the mouth
Go back to the start and follow the bottom of the the cheek
and separate it from the skin
The cheek fillet and the empty socket.
Repeat the other side and have two cheeks to enjoy.
And there you have it, a beautiful piece of fish that is usually thrown away. Just toss in some breadcrumbs and enjoy!
Words and Photos by Graham Cumming