Skate Wings

People who know me know that when confronted with a menu in a restaurant I will normally go straight for the fish dishes. This was exactly the case while on holiday in Portugal when I found these delicious skate wings. The recipe was found later from a french cookbook.


  • 3 or 4 potatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 2 pinches of salt
  • pepper
  • 1 bouquet garni
  • 4 skate wings
  • 2 shallots
  • 125 gr. of butter, diced and cold
  • 1 splash of white wine
  • Dash. of white vinegar


  1. Peel onion. Peel and cut potatoes in large cube. Wash and add bouquet garni in a casserole dish with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cover with water. Leave to cook on medium heat for 20 minutes.
  2. In a meantime, peel and finely slice shallots. Cook shallots in a saucepan until transparent and deglaze with white wine and vinegar. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Leave to cook on low heat for 10 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat of potatoes to low heat. Add skate wing and leave to cook for 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. Add diced and cold butter in your sauce. Stir quickly to get a homogeneous sauce. Sieve white butter sauce to remove shallots.
  5. Serve skate wings and potatoes with this delicious white butter sauce.

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