How Do You Cook Skate Wings?


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Taylor Edgar answered
Skate is a sadly under-rated fish in many parts of the UK. It's very tasty and worth buying whenever you can find fresh supplies. Cooked skate wings are a delicacy but require some preparation.

There is a divergence of opinon on how to prepare skate wings, but, in general, there is most consensus on hanging the wings in a cool room for two to three days to allow the sticky oil they contain to drain away. Whatever you decide, clean and scrape the wings prior to cooking.

To cook the wings, simply plunge them into a pan of boiling salted water and cook for three to four minutes, then drain and leave to cool. When cool enough to handle, remove the skin and place the skate wings in a warm frying pan and fry for a further three to four minutes along with three or four drops of lemon juice. Serve hot with boiled new potatoes for a delicious meal.
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Okay people. Forget about  the "sticky oil" stuff. No matter your skate wing is freshly cut from the fish or store bought, first springle some salt on the wing and put some ice cubes on top. Then rub the wing with ice cubes for 1 or 2 minutes. Rinse. Do it again for another couple minutes. Then take the skin off just like you fillet a salmon. The white skin on the belly (bottom) is okay to eat. Chop the wing into small pieces, size will depend on your personal preference. Rinse again and put them aside to drain. Meanwhile, use 3 cloves of garlic (minced) and 3 spoons of preserved black bean (meshed) to 1 lb of wing. Heat a frying pan with 3 spoons of oil to medium heat, put in the garlic and preserved black bean. Stir until the aroma fills the air then put in the skate wing pieces. Stir fry for 3 minutes. Put in 1 cup of broth (any broth) per pound of wings and simmer for 10 minutes. When done, sprinkle chopped corriandar and serve. DON'T add salt. Enjoy!

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