Skate with Black Butter

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Darina Allen's Simply Delicious Suppers

By Darina Allen

Published 2001

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This classic recipe is one of the most delicious ways of serving a piece of really fresh skate wing.


  • 1 medium skate (ray) wing, 560–675 g
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • few sprigs


Choose a pan wide enough for the skate to lie flat while cooking. Put the skate in, cover completely with cold water, add the onion, parsley, salt and wine vinegar. Bring to the boil gently, cover and barely simmer for 15–20 minutes. If the flesh lifts easily from the cartilage the skate is cooked. Turn off the heat and transfer the fish on to a large serving plate. Skin and lift the flesh on t