Skate Wing Portions 2 x 250-300g
- Source of collagen for young-looking skin
- Landed by local trawlers in Newlyn and Plymouth
- Available July-Mar
- Serve pan fried with brown butter and capers
Skate wing is aptly named: this fish is a member of the ray family, whose pectoral fins are so enormous that they have the appearance of wings. Skate wing is delicious, with a taste similar to scallops, and has a unique, firm texture due to a high collagen content in the fillet. This also makes it incredibly moist when cooked, with a lovely springy mouthfeel. Those in the know cook skate simply with brown butter and capers, which complement both the texture and flavour of this unusual cut perfectly.
Fresh fish is best eaten straight away, or within 3 days. Store in your refrigerator and pack with ice if possible. To freeze; place the fish straight in the freezer upon delivery and aim to consume within 3 months. TIP: Write the date on the packaging before freezing. Do not re-freeze your fish after defrosting.