Skate wing with lemon butter and capers

Aile de raie au beurre citron et câpres

Preparation info
  • Serves:


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      25 min

Appears in
New Bistro

By Fran Warde

Published 2009

  • About

Skate has always been thought of as a poor man’s fish, but due to its growing popularity the price has now crept up. In the summer, serve this with a crisp, green salad; in the winter, serve with creamy, saffron-mashed potatoes.


  • 100 g ( oz) unsalted butter
  • 4 x 200 g (7


Melt half the butter in a large frying pan, add the skate steaks and cook over a medium heat for 5 minutes on each side. (Depending on the size of the pan, you may need to cook the steaks in two batches.) When cooked, transfer to a dish and keep warm.

Add the remaining butter to the pan and, when foaming, add the capers, lemon juice and seasoning. Stir and bring to the boil. Add the cho