Skate Wing with Caper Brown Butter
3/4 – 1 lb. skate fillet
1/4 c seasoned flour for dredging (or Drake’s)
3 T butter
2T olive oil
1 T capers
1 T lemon (chopped pulp only, no rind) or raspberry or other fruit vinegar
Dust skate fillets in flour. In a sauté pan on medium-heat, melt 1 T butter with 2 T olive oil and heat until bubbling, but not smoking—fillets should sizzle when they hit the pan. Sauté for about 3 minutes per side or until the fillets are opaque in the center. Remove skate from pan and turn temperature down to medium. Add remaining 2 T butter, when butter just begins to brown, add the capers and the lemon or fruit vinegar. Stir and immediately drizzle brown butter over skate portions. This brown butter can also be served over poached skate. Bon Appétit!