Pan-fried Skate with Black Butter and Capers

Dinner in a dash - you'll fly through this quick, classic way of cooking skate wings in black butter from Mitch Tonks
By Mitch Tonks
Pan-fried Skate with Black Butter and Capers
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  • Serves: 2
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 skate wings
  • 75 g salted butter
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • tbsp extra-fine capers
  • 1 lemon, juice only
  • 2 tbsp roughly chopped parsley


1. Set the oven to 200C/Gas 6. Heat the oil in an ovenproof frying pan and add the skate wings. Fry for 1-2 minutes on each side, until golden.

2. Transfer the fish to the oven and roast for 6-7 minutes, until tender.

3. Remove the fish to serving plates and keep warm.

4. Melt the butter in the pan over a high heat until the it begins to brown.

5. Add the vinegar, capers, lemon juice and chopped parsley. Pour the brown butter sauce over the skate and serve immediately.

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