Pounding fish Nov 10, 2006 14:52:03 GMT -5 Quote Select PostDeselect PostLink to PostMemberGive GiftBack to Top Post by Soju on Nov 10, 2006 14:52:03 GMT -5 I've seen this in other shows, too. Why does one pound a dried fish with a mallet before cooking it? Is it that hard to break it up? Perhaps I'll by a dried pollack to see, but then I might have to get the special fish mallet, too . . .