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fillet

 [fil´et]
1. a loop, as of cord or tape, for making traction during surgery.
2. in the nervous system, a long band of nerve fibers.

fil·let

(fil'et), Avoid the mispronunciation fi-lā'.
1. Synonym(s): lemniscus
2. A skein, loop of cord, or tape used for making traction on a part of the fetus.
[Fr. filet, a band]

fillet

(fĭl′ĭt)
n.
1. A narrow strip of ribbon or similar material, often worn as a headband.
2. also filet (fĭ-lā′, fĭl′ā′)
a. A strip or compact piece of boneless meat or fish, especially the beef tenderloin.
b. A boneless strip of meat rolled and tied, as for roasting.
3. Architecture
a. A thin flat molding used as separation between or ornamentation for larger moldings.
b. A ridge between the indentations of a fluted column.
4. A narrow decorative line impressed onto the cover of a book.
5. Heraldry A narrow horizontal band placed in the lower fourth area of the chief.
6. Anatomy A loop-shaped band of fibers, such as the lemniscus.
tr.v. fil·leted, fil·leting, fil·lets
1. To bind or decorate with or as if with a fillet.
2. also filet (fĭ-lā′, fĭl′ā′) To slice, bone, or make into fillets.

fil·let

(fil'ĕt)
1. Synonym(s): lemniscus.
2. A skein, loop of cord, or tape used for making traction on a part of the fetus.
[Fr. filet, a band]
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If the fillets are thicker or thinner than 1 1/2 inches, you may need to adjust the cooking time slightly.
Overall, there was a significant difference in texture attributes for fillets incubated at 60 C prior to being cooked at 90 C.
For bluegills, for example, they showed how increases in fish size under a daily limit reduction from 25 to 10 fish could affect the total weight of fillets available to anglers.
Preliminary research suggested brine injection may be a feasible technology to prevent texture softening of fish fillets. The objective of this study, therefore, was to evaluate whether protease inhibitor ingredients such as dried egg white or dried potato extract could be distributed sufficiently and at a high enough concentration in a brine to inhibit protease activity when injected into fish fillets.
Breast fillets, with their consistent-density fibres all running in the same direction, do not present as great a challenge to X-ray inspection as deboned thighs, whose muscle and fat vary considerably in density.
The design of the scraper gates on the hoppers, with a grill made up of rounded bars, ensures that only parts of each fillet are in contact with the surface of the gate to avoid sticking.
It's exporting more to China, but the Chinese taste is only for large fillets. Europe likes medium-sized fillets.
To eat on the run, one can order Fried Chicken Sandwich (P145), consisting of a humungous fried chicken fillet inside a freshly baked long sesame bun.
"The direct modelling functionality that we have added will enable tooling designers to tackle all the common problems that they find in product designs, such as insufficient draft or inappropriate fillet sizes," said PowerSHAPE Development Manager, Ian Watkins.
When the skins begin to colour remove the fillets and place on a baking tray and spread a spoonful of tartare sauce on top of each fillet.