Advice 1: How to fabricate the skin of fish

Since ancient times the skin of fish used in the production of various products of leather goods. Due to the unique texture and the ease of painting, she still enjoys demand. Leading fashion designers in the world made from fish skin clothes, shoes and accessories.
How to fabricate the skin of fish
You will need
  • knife;
  • sodium, ash or soap;
  • table;
  • Board;
  • - branches of willow or larch.
For tanning fish at home it is very important to gently remove it. To do so, preferably with a freshly caught fish until the skin lost its elasticity.
Clean the fish from scales, taking care not to damage the skin. Then remove the skin from the head to the tail, carefully separating it with a knife. If possible, it is better to use a bone knife which will reduce the risk of cuts.
Now the main thing is to degrease the skin and to get rid of peculiar smell. This can be treated with a weak solution of sodium, ash or washed with soap and water. With the latest version of the fish the skin should be soaked in soapy water for a day, wash, then stretch it, mount it on a firm horizontal surface and gently peel with a knife from the inside. Then again wash.
Stretch the skin on a smooth surface (glass) and leave to dry until then, until it becomes hard and transparent. It will take about two days.
After all these procedures you can start the most time-consuming process – softening of the skin. Using can blunt the blade of an axe or large knife. Put the sandpaper on a wooden Board and lightly hit it for about 1.5 hours. Time of softening depends on the structure of the skin. In the end, it should be soft like blotting paper.
To preserve the elasticity of skin, moisten each cloth with a little water. After drying for 12 hours, repeat the process of softening.
To get a beautiful color, the skins need to prokopich. To do this in a tent build a fire from dry twigs of willow or larch, and high above him to bring pieces of skin. This process should last about 4 days.
After that the skin becomes soft, durable, elastic and has a beautiful unique pattern from the removed scales.
There are many varieties of fish skins which can be used as rawhide. These include pike, menek, conger eel, Moray eel, about 14 species of sharks, carp, salmon, sturgeon, Stingray, salmon and others. Soft leather pike, for example, produce clothing and gloves. Leather carp to be used as finishing elements. And from the skins of salmon, characterized by a special strength and durability, made shoes, handbags and purses.
Dry the skin of the fish away from direct sunlight.

Advice 2: How to rid fish odor

Fish is a valuable and irreplaceable food product. The content of nutrients in some cases, higher than in meat and dairy products. Fish contains large amounts of calcium and phosphorus, and the presence of polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega 3) lowers the cholesterol levels in the blood. Many more advantages of fish can be listed, but the main drawback is the smell, which is not only on the hands and utensils. Here are some simple but effective ways to neutralize this smell.
How to rid fish odor
Before cutting the fish you need to prepare a knife and a cutting Board. Do fish have properties to leave a scent on any surface, but especially inclined to soak up any flavors the plastic utensils. Therefore, to fish recommended glass cutting Board. Pre-Board and wipe hands with a lemon or a solution of water mixed with vinegar. After cutting the waste from the fish fold in a plastic bag, tie it tightly and throw it in the trash. Board and knife immediately to wash. The smell of fish with a knife is easy to clean by wiping the blade with a cotton swab with sunflower oil.If the fish emits a very strong smell, before cooking you need to lower it for a couple of hours in a solution of water with vinegar, Bay leaf and pepper. The smell will disappear.
While cooking, the smell of fish will be less pronounced if in a heated pan with vegetable oil add a few drops of lemon juice.If the water in which the prepared fish broth, add a little milk smell will disappear, and the fish after cooking will become more "thin" taste.After using canned fish should immediately throw the cans, the pre-was washed them under running water and then vinegar.The fish is very convenient to cook in the oven using foil, parchment or a special "bag". The smell of the cooking will be weak, and utensils - clean.
It is best when working with fish is to use an enamel or glass kitchenware. To the plates and Cutlery after washing it, left "fish spirit", you need to remove excess fat with paper towels or dry mustard. Next, soak the dishes in cold water with salt for a few minutes and then rinse with warm water.If cooking fish you use a meat grinder or food processor, after rinsing with water to grind to units a slice of lemon. Lemon not only eliminates odorbut will also fill your kitchen with aroma.After washing the dishes from under the fish in the sink, you can pour baking soda to extinguish it with vinegar. After an hour, rinse the sink with hot water.
The unpleasant smell of fish from hands can be prevented with her hands for a few minutes in a bowl of water and a weak solution of vinegar. Then hand wash in warm water with soap. Less effectively and wipe "fragrant" hands of half a fresh onion, sunflower oil, lemon or lime.
From the smell of the fish can be removed boil some water with cloves or cinnamon. Upon completion of the work will also refresh the air instant coffee (1-2 teaspoons), a burnout on a dry pan. To escape from the unpleasant smell of fish will help and sugar. Melt in a tablespoon of sugar and it will absorb all smell fishy.
The fish it is best to cut and cook when the hood or continuous ventilation.
Useful advice
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To eliminate bad smell during frying fish in vegetable oil, you can put the potato cleared and sliced.

After frying fish, you can cook a dish with a pleasant aroma. For example, with the addition of garlic, if you like the smell.

If you have been feeding dried fish to beer, moisten hands with remnants of beer and wipe with a dry cloth. Beer is also perfectly eliminates the smell of fish.
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