|1.A fresh sea bream should have very black eyes and a
nicely glossy body. A good one also has a springy belly. Test
this by poking the belly.
||2.Lay the fish with the head to the left. Scrape off the
scales with a Western fish scaler, working from tail to head.
Repeat on the other side.
||3.Take particular care to scrape off all the scales close
to the head and fins, as it is easy to miss them here.
|4.Next, with a kitchen knife this time, carefully scrape
off any remaining scales. It is not possible to adequately scale
the fish using only a scaler, so be sure to use a knife as well.
||5.Turn the fish ventral-side-up and scrape off the scales
near the fins.
||6.Lift the pectoral fins and scrape off the scales underneath
with the tip of the knife.