I am always scouring the web for new ways to cook fish. We fished the other day and caught some fluke and skate so I decided to try a skate wings recipe. Skate are possibly one of the ugliest fish around but they do taste good!
Those are not my hands by the way!
Look at the skate with its weird smiley face!
I adapted this recipe from Emeril Lagasse's "Galician Style Fish"
6 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup diced onion
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 cup tomato concasse
3 teaspoons capers
3 teaspoons lemon juice
6 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon chopped parsley plus more to garnish
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
1 cup of Wondra (instant flour)
2 skate wings
2 fluke fillets
In a sautee pan heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil over a medium heat and cook the onions. Garlic, tomato concasse and capers for 5 minutes. (Tomato concasse is tomatoes that have been seeded, skinned and chopped - for a good technique click here -http://www.kitchensavvy.com/journal/2006/06/tomato_concass.html)
Add the lemon juice then swirl in the butter little by little. Add the parsely and a pinch of white pepper. Set aside and keep warm on a very low heat until the fish is ready.
Combine the flour, paprika, 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of white pepper in a baking dish and dredge the skate and fluke fillets in the mixture. In a large sautee pan over a medium high heat heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil and when hot add the fish. Cook approximately 4 minutes on the first side and 2 minutes on the second side depending on the thickness.