The meat from a cartilaginous flat fish, similar to a stringray. Formerly considered a "trash fish," it has become much more popular with flaky white, sweet meat in long, separated strands that run along the line of the bone and making it easy to eat.
A skate wing is a piece of flexible cartilage that is taken from a skate or ray. The surface texture is fairly rough.
Selecting and Buying
Preparation and Use
Once the skate wing has been cut off, chop of the thick outer layer, revealing the inside which is meant to be cooked. Then cook the inside cartilage.
Conserving and Storing
Keep skate wings as cold as possible without freezing them but make sure to use them almost immediately because freshness is a necessity.