Skate with Green Herb Sauce

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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 ½ lemon

juice of 1 lemon, strained

6 tablespoons olive oil

4 skate wings

all-purpose flour, for dusting

Salt and pepper


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.


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.


Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side, until the flesh has turned snowy white and is beginning to come away from the cartilage.


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.

Serves 4

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