Skate

Raja brachyuran / Raja clavata

When we say chunky, we mean chunky. Our fabulous skate is so thick, one wing weighs well over a kilo and will serve around 4 people. Although called skate, it is actually rays that are now caught and sold and ours are either Blonde Rays or Thornbacks, which are the larger of the species. The beauty of thick skate is the amount of meat that you get. A really popular fish with our customers, if you love skate, you’ll definitely be impressed with these

Weight Price Quantity
300g
A generous portion for 1
£5.50
400g
A large portion for 1
£7.00
Whole
A whole wing weighing at least 1.2kg Serves 4 people well
£18.00

Cooking tips

Skate with Black Butter is one of the classic recipes for this fabulous fish.

Because our skate is so thick, we recommend pan-frying to get it a little crispy, then popping in the oven to finish off.

Add a little rapeseed oil to a pan and once hot, pop in the skate. Cook for 2-3 mins each side, then transfer to the oven for around 10 - 12 mins.

Once the wings are almost cook add a big blob of butter to the pan you used to fry them, let that melt down and turn a nutty brown. Add lots of capers, chopped parsley and a good squeeze of lemon juice. Plate the wings covered with the buttery sauce and serve

Servings

Allow 300g per person for a generous portion