Skate Wing with Black Butter

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Skate Wing with Black Butter

Skate Wing with Black Butter

What a beautiful fish we have here. Skate wing with black butter. Its really easy just scrape off the flesh from the bones, and it’s also easy to use any spice, unlike some fish. This fish will even work well with curry sauce, because it’s meaty, and anything with meat works well with any kind of spice. This recipe was given to me by Graham the fishmonger that I have known for a long time. I am very grateful to him as I love it.

What do we know about skate? Well, it comes in all kinds of sizes. They take up to six years to reach breeding maturity, they also grow to huge sizes. It is important that you soak the skate in water for at least 2 minutes. This method was told to me by the fishmonger. The reason for this is to ensure that all unwanted liquid is cleansed from the body and wings.

I think it’s really important to get to know your fishmonger, as they can offer you great tips and information you need to know about fish in general. (and sometimes you get the best choice of fish from them!)

Let’s get cooking…………..

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Skate Wing with Black Butter
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Course Fish, Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Ingredients
Course Fish, Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. In a large pan, melt most of the butter then cook until it turns nutty brown.
  2. Add the capers, parsley and cornichons, then quick fry until the capers start to open. Turn the heat off. Set aside.
  3. Heat the remaining butter in a frying pan and fry the skate for 2 mins on each side.
  4. By now the flesh should become firmer, and golden in colour.
  5. Transfer the fish to a plate, then pour the black butter sauce over. Serve immediately with a wedge of lemon. My choice of serving is capers in a basket.
Recipe Notes

No need for salt as the butter is salted, but add if you wish.

Try cooking my Herbed Sauted Potatoes to go with this - delicious!

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2 Comments

  1. Old Fat Guy says:

    Nice looking piece of fish. I do like sauteed fish.

    The Old Fat Guy

    • Cook with Sally says:

      Hi Old fat Guy Thank you for the visit I am glad you like the recipe, I love cooking any kind of fish, by the way I like your profile name 🙂

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