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Roast Skate Wings with Bacon, Chervil and Capers

4 Skate wings; on the bone
2 tb Plain flour
25 g Unsalted butter
2 ts Parsley; chopped
1 Lemon; juice of
150 ml Red wine
6 Rashers of rindless streaky bacon; chopped
125 g Capers
2 tb Chervil; chopped
Salt and pepper


Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/gas 6.

Season the skate wings and lightly dust with the flour.

Heat a large pan and add the butter.

Place the fish into the hot pan (presentation side down first) and cook until golden brown, turn over.

Scatter the chopped bacon over the fish, squeeze over the lemon and capers and place in the oven for around 10-12 minutes.

Once cooked remove the fish from the pan and keep warm.

Return the pan back to the heat and add the red wine, chopped chervil and parsley. Reduce and adjust seasoning.

Add a knob of butter to enrich the sauce if required. Place the skate on to a plate and pour over the pan juices.


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