Species Name:Raja spp.
We refer to the edible fins of the skate as “wings”.
Where – Virginia, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maine
How – Trawl
Skate has a flavor somewhat similar to scallops – a fact that seems to support unfounded rumors that round pieces cut from large skate wings used to be passed off as “scallops”. It’s hard to imagine the unique texture and striations of skate wings fooling anyone who knew their seafood.
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If you have a customer looking for something unique, skate is a great choice. They can cook it just like any smaller flat fish (like sole). Try simply seasoning with salt and pepper, sautéing in butter and finishing with a squeeze of lemon.