Wing of Skate with Capers and Lemon Butter

It is probably not very politically correct but I do like skate wing. It is simple, easy to cook and produces a lovely light supper dish. Add crushed new potatoes, or some green beans and simply pour over the juices in which the skate was cooked and it is complete. Easy. Photo to follow when I cook it next.


  • 1 Skate wing per person.
  • Handful of capers per person
  • 50g of unsalted butter
  • squeeze of a lemon.

Preparation method

  1. Preheat the oven to 160/325f/GM3
  2. Medium heat, put the butter in a shallow roasting tin and when it is nice and foaming add the skate wing. Brown a little on either side, but no more than one minute each side.
  3. Squeeze over the lemon juice, throw in the capers. Put into the oven for ten minutes, remove and serve immediately, pouring over the butter juices as a sauce.



About Cooking At Zero Degrees

This is a blog (it also works on an ipad and now has a Facebook page) about what we eat at home. Starters, mains, sauces, side dishes, cocktails and links to local shops. It’s all here. Food is fun, it should be fun to make and fun to eat. For some people making a meal is a chore. If it is then don’t do it; but please, it’s better to eat something, anything, that you make at home from scratch, because prepared, packaged supermarket dinners and food have about as much flavour as the plastic or cardboard package they come in. Food cultivation and husbandry is not just a moral argument. Eggs that don’t come from battery hens do taste better, cattle properly reared have more flavour - and just think about it: at its most simple, if they’re not being pumped full of chemicals then you’re not being pumped full of chemicals. How good is that? If you can buy local, use your neighbourhood shops, you will miss them when they are gone. Most of all, have fun making a meal of it! Oh, and why at zero degrees? Because that’s where we live – in Greenwich, London.
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