Black Skate Bone Sauce

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Preparation info

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Mile 8: A book about cooking

Mile 8

By David Higgs

Published 2018

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Ingredients

  • 250 g onions – diced
  • 100 g fennel bulb – diced
  • 100 g leeks – diced
  • 150 g celery – diced
  • 125 g unsalted butter
  • 200 ml white wine
  • 850 g skate cartilage/bones
  • oil – for deep frying
  • 8 g squid ink
  • 1 litre vegetable stock

Method

Fry the onions, fennel bulb, leeks and celery in the butter on gentle heat until soft but not coloured. Deglaze with the white wine.

Separately, deep fry the skate bones until they are golden in colour and become almost gelatinous. Drain and add the bones to the pot and continue to cook. Add the squid ink followed by the vegetable stock and simmer for 25 minutes. Strain the sauce and reserve the liquid. Return to a pot and reduce the liquid until it coats the back of a spoon.