Skate is a cartilaginous fish. Since it takes quite a while to mature, with a very slow life cycle, this fish is actually prone to overfishing. Just like in some foods, this one should be consumed in moderation. Since it is difficult to skin skate raw, it is best to cook it first before skinning. As for cooking, there are a lot of recipes to try in cooking this fish, and the choice is up to the diner. There are easy recipes to do that can be done at home with ingredients that can easily be found at the local supermarket. This fish has a very mild flavor, with a very light flavor.
Skate may be baked with tomatoes and other vegetables for a healthy and delicious treat which can be served at a potluck or a simple dinner with the family. Aside from baking, skate may also be stuffed before baking or roasting, grilled, braised, fried, and added with other ingredients like vegetables and other seafood for a protein-rich, healthy meal that’s filling as it is delicious. As for the skate “wings” a simple way can be seasoning them first before coating them in flour and then frying. Squeeze some lemon on top and you’re good to go.
This fish only has 90 calories per 100 grams serving. It contains no sodium, but that 100 gram serving is high in calories, 20 grams, which is actually 40% of the recommended daily value. Protein is needed for the body to perform some of its functions as well as to build muscle. If skate is available, it is best to eat this after a workout regimen to repair the muscle after exercise.
As this fish is already in danger of overfishing, this should be eaten and purchased only occasionally. There are a lot of suggested recipes to try to maximize the use of this fish. Also, take note of the shelf life of this fish. It has a short shelf life, and in a couple of days of storage, would have that undesirable fishy-like smell. It must also be eviscerated right away upon catch to prevent the urea glands from seeping. Care must also be taken care of in handling this fish, as that could also affect its taste and quality, as unlike bony fish, this is very delicate. It is best to cook this fish right away in a recipe you chose and then consume it for dinner. Always remember, in every recipe to do, safety must always be considered so make sure to get ingredients all fresh and in top condition.