Skate wings in peppery black butter with fennel seeds
In all the years Cookipedia has been running, I've not put this recipe up. Time to rectify that!
- 2 Skate wings
- 2 teaspoons fennel seeds
- 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
- 3 tablespoons of plain flour
- 2 teaspoons of butter
- 2 teaspoon olive oil
- 10 new potatoes
- 1 cup of frozen peas
- 1 fresh lemon
- Pop the fennel seeds and the peppercorns in a pestle and mortar and smash them up. Don't worry if you can't get the fennel seeds to a powder, the flaky bits are fine.
- Shake the smashed spices onto a plate and coat either side of the skate wings
- Repeat the same process with the flour so the wings are well covered.
- Using two pans if you can, heat the pans to medium, when hot add a teaspoon of butter to each pan, the moment it starts to sizzle and colour, ad a splash of olive oil to each pan, mix well and slide the skate wings into the pan.
- Cook for 4 minutes on each side.
- Meanwhile steam the potatoes and microwave the peas.
- I got the inspiration to try this recipe from reading Jamie Oliver's 'Great Britain Recipe Book' one rainy Sunday afternoon.
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