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Skate Recipe

January 31, 2012

This weekend, we made skate. Awesome, right? Too bad we didn’t take any pictures because we are awful bloggers. Nonetheless, if you’re looking for a fancy, but easy, dinner idea to impress (and Valentine’s Day is coming up…), this is a great one.

First of all, you’re going to have to find some skate. We bought ours from an Asian grocery store for $6. $6! That’s like a happy meal. If at all possible, get your skate de-skinned, because that sucker is hard to get off. So, get someone else to do the dirty work for you.

Here’s an actual recipe, and we combed through various sources, and the only way to make skate is the brown butter + capers combo, it seems. Not too creative, but you’re already making skate. You’re off the hook in terms of creativity. Our recipe is easier though. You’ll need a jar of capers, a lemon, butter and salt & pepper.

Step 1. Brown the butter.

Step 2. Is it browned? Are you sure? Okay, add the skate (season to taste, but don’t actually taste it, with salt and pepper).

Step 3. Cook on one side until it looks flaky and not raw.

Step 4. Flip and cook the other side until done.

Step 5. Take out the skate and put it on a plate.

Step 6. Brown a little more butter.

Step 7. Squeeze in the lemon and toss in a few capers + caper juice.

Step 8. Pour over the skate. And…that’s it. Easy & impressive.

We paired ours with white rice mixed with mushrooms sauteed in more butter, because we wanted to show our solidarity for Paula Deen.

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