Reader Tip: Use a Bottle Cap to Hold Slippery Fish Fillets in Place

Pop a Top to Stop Slip
Before you skin a fish fillet, open a bottle of beer and save the cap. Place your fillet skin side down and slice 1⁄2 inch of skin from the meat at the tail. Press the bottle-cap edge into the skin with your thumb to keep it taut while you slice the flesh away.

Ryan Hart, Cedar Park, Texas