Skate Wing Recipe
Skate wings are delicate and utterly delicious, with a sweet flavor reminiscent of crab or lobster. Traditionally served with caper butter sauce, our skate wing recipe is ready in minutes, so you can enjoy this restaurant-quality dish at home anytime.
4 small skate wings, filleted and skinned
- 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
- 1 shallot, chopped
- ¼ cup dry white wine
- ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped
- 2 -3 Tablespoons baby capers, in brine, drained
- kosher salt
- freshly ground black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 225°F. Season the skate wings with salt and pepper; let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes.
- Heat a large skillet over moderate heat until hot. Dust the skate wings with flour, shaking off the excess.
- Melt 1 Tablespoon butter in the skillet; add two skate wings and pan-fry until golden brown all over, carefully turning once, 2-3 minutes per side. Remove to a large baking tray and cover with aluminum foil to keep warm.
- Repeat cooking for the remaining skate wings using another 1 Tablespoon butter. When ready, remove to the tray and cover with the foil; place in the oven to keep warm.
- Set the skillet back over medium heat. Add the remaining butter, let it melt, and then add the shallot and a pinch of salt, sweating until softened, 3 minutes.
- Carefully deglaze the skillet with the wine, letting it bubble and reduce by half. Set off the heat and stir in the parsley, capers, and some salt and pepper to taste.
- To serve, divide the skate wings between plates, spooning the caper-butter sauce on top.