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Caper butter skate wings with olive oil mashed potato

Skate is a delicious and extremely tasty fish – however it’s one that people don’t tend to cook, which is often a result of not knowing what to do with it.

We’re passionate about the fresh skate we sell here at John Ross Jr. That why we’ve put together a few skate recipes that are simple to make and guaranteed to get you searching for more inspiration on what you can do with this remarkable fish.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 2


The skate

  • 2 x skate wings
  • 25g butter
  • 50g plain flour
  • Salt and pepper (a generous sprinkling of both to be mixed in with the flour)
  • 1 x tablespoon olive oil

The butter sauce

  • 175g salted butter
  • 2 x tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 3 x tablespoons caperberries
  • 3 x tablespoons capers
  • 4 x tablespoons lemon juice

The mash

  • 3 x large peeled potatoes, chopped into chunks
  • 160ml olive oil
  • Lots of sale and cracked black pepper

Preparation method

Place the potatoes in a large saucepan, add a pinch of salt and pepper and cover with water. Boil for 15 minutes.

About 10 minutes before the potatoes are boiled give both skate wings a good coating of flour so that they’re ready to cook. Melt the butter and add the oil in a hot frying pan. When it’s starting to bubble carefully place the skate in the pan and cook each side for approximately three minutes.

Whilst this is cooking you can make the sauce, which is very simple to do. Just add the butter into a small saucepan and heat until it begins to turn a golden shade of brown. At this point stir in the capers, parsley, caperberries and lemon juice.

Drain the water from the potatoes, add the olive oil and mash into a velvety texture. Season to taste.

Serve by delicately placing one skate wing on each plate, a couple of spoonfuls of mash and drizzle the sauce over both.

Enticed by our scrumptious skate wing recipe? Order beautifully fresh skate online from purveyors of fine fresh fish, John Ross Jr today.



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