Skate has no small bones and its ridged, firm white meat falls neatly apart with the minimum of fuss and wastage. All our skate is skinned and neatly trimmed. Some species have tiny black filaments in the surface of their flesh, which look like worms, but are in fact part of its nervous system. Called ampullae of Lorenzini, you can read about them here, and (although you will hardly notice them then), you can scrape them off your fish quickly and simply after cooking and before serving. Skate stock are pressured in certain fisheries, we always try and buy ours from a well-managed fishery in North Devon. What's the difference between triangular and middle cut wings? When you have large skate wings we cut the top and the bottom of the wing which create two tradition triangle cuts, the middles are then cut into steak like strips which are from the thickest part of the wing.
Featured customer reviews on our skate wings:
- "Excellent nice and thick, freshly cut and neatly trimmed"
- "The Skate wings were delicious. Wish I had 2. Very fresh, well packaged and absolutely yummy."
- "Beautifully presented. Very Fresh tasting."
|Frozen||Stored frozen at -22C|
|Chilled||Stored at 2-5C|
|Ambient||Stored at room temperature|
|The area where the fish was caught or farmed|
|Wild or Farmed|
|Wild||Fish that are caught from their natural habitat|
|Organic||Organically farmed and certified by the soil association|
|Farmed||Fish that have been bred on a commercial fish farm|
|Raw||This product has not been cooked in any way|
|Cooked||This product has been cooked, and is ready to eat|
|Cured||This product has been smoked or otherwise preserved|
|Reheat||This product has been prepared and only needs to be heated up to eat.|
|Hand pole & line||Caught using the traditional fishing rod and line|
|Longline||Caught using a long line that has baited hooks and floats attached along its length|
|Dived||Hand caught using divers|
|Foraged||Caught by foraging along the beach|
|Pots & Traps||Caught using stationary pots or traps that are placed along the ocean floor.|
|Dredges||Caught using a net with a heavy steel frame that is dragged along the ocean floor.|
|Gill netting||Caught using a curtain of netting that hangs in the water using floats. Usually does not touch the ocean floor.|
|Seine net||Caught using a ring of netting in the open ocean with floats at the top and pinched at the bottom.|
|Trawled||Caught using a large fishing net dragged behind a fishing boat|
|Netted||Caught using any of the types of netting|