Seafood & fish cutlery
Seafood and fish cutlery – essential tools for all fish lovers
What are fish cutleries?
Fish cutlery is a specialised set of silverware designed for eating fish. Fish cutlery often consists of a fish knife and a fish fork, as well as fish bone tweezers or pliers that can make eating fish more fun and easy.
- The fish knife is a specialty knife with a long, thin, and flexible blade that allows you to easily remove the flesh from the bones of the fish. The blade is also often broader than a standard knife, enabling scooping up portions of fish simpler.
- The fish fork is intended to be used alongside the fish knife to help hold the fish in place while you chop it. It features long, thin tines that are meant to readily glide between the fish's bones.
- Fish bone tweezers or pliers are used to remove tiny bones that could remain in the flesh of the fish. They are made to securely grab the bones and allow you to draw them out neatly.
What is the use of a seafood fork?
A seafood fork is a specialised utensil used to consume seafood, especially shellfish. It features a long, narrow handle and two slender, slightly curved and pointed tines.
A seafood fork's principal function is to remove the flesh from the shells of crustaceans such as lobster, crab, and shrimp. The fork is used to loosen and extract the flesh from the tight places inside the shell, allowing the diner to completely appreciate the seafood's delicate tastes and textures.
A seafood fork can be used for a variety of seafood, including mussels and clams, which may need considerable effort to release from their shells. The seafood fork's large handle allows you to reach deeper into a shell or tiny crevice to extract the meat without injuring it.
Essentially, a seafood fork is an excellent tool for anyone who likes eating seafood and wants to appreciate every last bite.
How to place fish cutlery on the dining table
- Start by laying the table with a tablecloth or placemats.
- Set the dinner knife to the right of the plate, with the blade facing the plate.
- Place the dinner fork to the left of the plate, with the tines facing up.
- Place the fish knife to the right of the dinner knife, with the blade facing towards the plate.
- Place the fish fork to the left of the dinner fork, with the tines facing up.
- The handles of the fish knife and fork should be aligned with the bottom of the dinner plate.
- You can also add a small dish or bowl to the top left of the plate for guests to place the fish bones.
Remember that the order and placement of cutlery on the table can vary depending on the country and culture, so it's always a good idea to check local customs and traditions.
We offer selections of other forms of cutleries on the Kulina website, including other types of serving cutlery and steak cutlery. You can also browse through our collection of cutlery trays and organisers for easier and more effective cutlery storage and use.