Skate wings are not so commonly used here in New Zealand, which is a shame as they are moist and delicious. They are also one of the cheapest types of fish on the market, making it a very reasonable meal for the family. The recipe below is a classic, but don’t be afraid to experiment with skate as you would other fish it will take on any flavours to add to it very well!

photo thanks to Sarah Cowhey

Serves 2

3 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 skate wings
75g butter
1 tsp red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp extra-fine capers
1 lemon, juice only
2 Tbsp roughly chopped parsley

Preheat the oven to 200C.
Heat the oil in an ovenproof frying pan and add the skate wings. Fry for 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden.
Transfer the fish to the oven and roast for 6-7 minutes, until tender.
Remove the fish to serving plates and keep warm.
Melt the butter in the pan over a high heat until the it begins to brown.
Add the vinegar, capers, lemon juice and chopped parsley. Pour the brown butter sauce over the skate and serve immediately.