Skate with green herb sauce sitting in pan by Andy Sewell

Skate with Green Herb Sauce

by Food Republic 


  • 2 tablespoons basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chives, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons capers, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • finely grated zest of 1/2 lemon
  • juice of 1 lemon, strained
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 skate wings
  • all-purpose flour, for dusting
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Put the basil, chives, capers, parsley, garlic, lemon zest and lemon juice in a bowl. Stir in half the olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Heat the remaining oil in a frying pan or skillet. Dust the skate wings with flour, season with salt and pepper and add to the pan.
  3. Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side, until the flesh has turned snowy white and is beginning to come away from the cartilage.
  4. Pour the prepared herb sauce over the fish and cook over low heat for another few minutes, then transfer to a serving platter and serve immediately.