Our wild, local SKATE has a mildly pronounced flavor similar to scallops. The "wings," the only edible part of the fish, are composed of strands of flesh and a layer of cartilage.
Nutritional facts: A 100-gram portion of raja contains 20.6 grams of protein, 95 calories, and 9 grams of fat.
Cooking tips: Try poaching skate in liquid made of water, wine vinegar, a thinly sliced small onion, a bay leaf, parsley and thyme. Serve with browned butter to which capers have been added.
More Skate cooking tips and recipes: How to Cook Skate Wing (Food & Wine)