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    • moggins
    • By moggins 10th Apr 06, 9:11 PM
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    • 10th Apr 06, 9:11 PM
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    • 10th Apr 06, 9:11 PM
    http://www.bassonhook.com/fishforfood/skaterecipes.html
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  • Lucie
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    • 10th Apr 06, 9:15 PM
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    • 10th Apr 06, 9:15 PM
    If you go to the BBC Food Website & type in "Skate wings" a couple of suggestions come up
    There's also a couple of recipes on Delia online too.
    I've only ever had them once, cooked by someone else but it was delicious. I keep meaning to buy them, but like you, need inspiration as to what to do with them!
    Let us know what they're like
  • swimityswim
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    • 12th Apr 06, 6:02 PM
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    • 12th Apr 06, 6:02 PM
    Skate wings are wonderful, and dead easy to cook! I have tried lots of recipes, but my favourite is to season some flour with salt, pepper and dill (dried or fresh) and coat the skate wings in the flour. Then gently shallow fry them in some butter or oil on both sides until brown. Sqeeze some lemon juice over when serving them. It is such a delicate tasting fish You'll find that one side of the wing has more fish on it than the other, (one side is thicker). You just take you fork and pull/scrape the fish down along the line of the bone. when you've done one side you just flip it over and eat the other side! Some people eat the ends of the bones as they go all crispy, but thats not for me!! Enjoy!! (you've made me peckish now!).
    • flutterbybutterfly
    • By flutterbybutterfly 12th Apr 06, 7:42 PM
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    • 12th Apr 06, 7:42 PM
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    • 12th Apr 06, 7:42 PM
    Just pop 'em in oven with a dab of butter and ground black pepper - yummy!
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  • shammyjack
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    • 12th Apr 06, 7:44 PM
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    • 12th Apr 06, 7:44 PM
    First things first .

    SMELL, If you can smell any trace of ammonia bin them !

    If not and there is virtually no smell of fishyness then please follow the previous excellant suggestions !

    shammy
    • flutterbybutterfly
    • By flutterbybutterfly 12th Apr 06, 7:52 PM
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    • 12th Apr 06, 7:52 PM
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    • 12th Apr 06, 7:52 PM
    yep, they do go off quickly!
    Irony.

    The opposite of wrinkly.
  • novice money saver
    • #8
    • 12th Apr 06, 7:54 PM
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    • 12th Apr 06, 7:54 PM
    I froze them straight away and I won't take them out until I'm about to use them - thanks for the tip though!
  • novice money saver
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    • 20th Apr 06, 4:28 PM
    Skate wings - result!
    • #9
    • 20th Apr 06, 4:28 PM
    Skate wings are wonderful, and dead easy to cook! I have tried lots of recipes, but my favourite is to season some flour with salt, pepper and dill (dried or fresh) and coat the skate wings in the flour. Then gently shallow fry them in some butter or oil on both sides until brown. Sqeeze some lemon juice over when serving them. It is such a delicate tasting fish You'll find that one side of the wing has more fish on it than the other, (one side is thicker). You just take you fork and pull/scrape the fish down along the line of the bone. when you've done one side you just flip it over and eat the other side! Some people eat the ends of the bones as they go all crispy, but thats not for me!! Enjoy!! (you've made me peckish now!).
    by swimityswim
    I did this and it was yummy. Thanks for the advice!
    • Karb
    • By Karb 27th Oct 08, 9:27 AM
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    what to do with skate wings?
    I've just found some skate wings in the freezer that I'd forgotten about. I got them about two months ago in Morrisons - reduced from 5.26 down to 45p as they had almost reached their sell by date.

    Will they be ok after being in the freezer for a couple of months, and if so how do I cook them?
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  • parsonswife8
    I season them with salt and pepper, dip them first in egg and then in flour and gently fry them in a frying pan, with a bit of oil and butter. Once you can !!!!! a fork through the thickest part, they should be done.
    I like a bit of lemon juice squeezed on, once cooked.
    The fish flesh comes off easily from both sides, from the smaller part towards the wider part and is really tasty.

    They should be okay if you defrost them and pat dry with some paper towel. If they do not smell too fishy and are not slimey to the touch and are not mushy, I would go for it.

    • Pink.
    • By Pink. 27th Oct 08, 9:44 AM
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    Pink.
    Hi karb,

    There's an earlier thread on what to do with skate wings that should help so I've added your thread to it to keep the replies together.

    Pink
  • Hardup Hester
    My mum only cooked about 3 different meals, but skate was one of them & I do it the way she did.
    Fry gently in a little butter, just before serving pour in a tablespoon of vinegar, stand well back as it spits like mad, mum called it skate in black butter.

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  • moanymoany
    I adore skate wings - they are my fave fish.

    In the oven, rub with oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper. A few peppercorns on them is good.

    de-glazing the pan with a drop of white wine is nice - though not essential.

    They are very popular in France and when we were last there on holiday we had them about five times - good job OH likes them!
  • wogglemaker
    I can't remember where I found this recipe, I've got it stored in my little black book
    COTSWOLD GRILLED SKATE Preparation: 10 minutes Cooking: 15 minutes Serves 1 340 calories
    80z/240g skate wing
    juice of 1 lime or lemon
    salt and ground pepper
    oz/15g fresh breadcrumbs

    1 medium tomato, sliced
    1 teaspoon olive oil
    1/2 oz/15g Double Gloucester

    grated lime or lemon slices and parsley sprigs, to garnish

    1 Preheat a medium-hot grill.
    2 Rinse the skate wing and pat dry with kitchen paper. Place on' the grill rack.
    3 Mix together the lime or lemon juice and olive 00 and brush over the fish. Season with salt and black pepper and cook for about 6 minutes on each side basting frequently with the lemon juice mixture.
    4 Sprinkle the breadcrumbs and grated cheese on top of the fish and grill until melted and golden. Transfer to a warm plate and serve with tomato l slices. Garnish with lime or lemon slices and parsley_
    Last edited by wogglemaker; 26-02-2009 at 8:37 PM. Reason: spelling
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    • Skint_Catt
    • By Skint_Catt 28th Jan 09, 4:44 PM
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    Skint_Catt
    Cooking Skate Wings
    I'm trying to be more adventurous with the meat cuts and fish I'm buying (especially if it's cheap!) and I found some Skate wings reduced in Morrisons yesterday to 39p each! They look similar to the thin trout fillets that we've floured and pan-fried before, but I wonder if I do them the same? Can't use oil as such as I'm doing Slimming World, but baking and grilling are also options given on the pack :confused:

    Any ideas?
    • SunnyGirl
    • By SunnyGirl 28th Jan 09, 4:49 PM
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    SunnyGirl
    I haven't cooked them myself but my parents have. They baked them in the oven in a foil parcel with herbs, lemon wedges & a dot of butter and said they were lovely. Also have a look at www.deliaonline.com she's bound to have them somewhere you'll probably just have to take the butter/cream out of the recipe LOL!
    Last edited by SunnyGirl; 28-01-2009 at 4:50 PM. Reason: Delia was a .com not .co.uk!
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  • KarrieBee
    We baked them in foil packets/baking paper with some veg and a bit of leftover wine but that is optional and this way works well as it steams thefish and you don;t need any oil. (be warned that they ave a slightly ammonia/y smell but they are supposed to smell like that - according to our fishmonger anyway....).

    ha ha think we cross posted there!
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  • Beki
    my nan loves skate, and since i tried it for the first time last year i agree with her!

    she always fries hers, so i can't help you with the cooking aspect - the ideas above sounds lovely though

    when it's cooked, a tip to eat it is to pull the flesh off with your fork by running it down the 'bones' (which is actually bendy cartilege, not bone). then once you've eaten that side, flip it over and do the same. one side is thicker than the other.

    tis v. yum - enjoy! xx
    • Skint_Catt
    • By Skint_Catt 28th Jan 09, 5:03 PM
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    Skint_Catt
    Oooh thanks! Never had Skate so really looking forward to it. Got both packs out of the freezer thinking there was one wing in each but no, there's two in each! 4 Skate wings for 78p!!! Just put the other pack back in the freezer as it was still frozen.

    I cook salmon in a foil parcel in the oven, so will try that thanks. The oven will be on anyway. I can pan fry, but it wouldn't be with olive oil, just FryLight. Hmmm, might get OH to decide when he gets home as I can't cook it until then anyway!

    Thanks for all your tips!

    C xx
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