Skate with Capers and Brown Butter Recipe

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Noah Hansen Modified: March 21, 2022
Skate with Capers and Brown Butter Recipe

How To Make Skate with Capers and Brown Butter

Enter a seafood adventure with this Skate with Capers and Brown Butter dish! It’s simmered in a tasty sauce made of red wine vinegar, butter, and caper.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 4pcsskate wing
  • cupswater
  • ½cupred wine vinegar,plus an additional 1½ tbsp
  • 1tspdried thyme
  • tspsalt
  • ¼tsppeppercorns
  • 2bay leaves
  • ¼lbbutter,unsalted
  • 1cupcapers
  • ¼cupflat-leaf parsley,chopped
  • tspfresh ground black pepper


  1. Put the skate in a large deep frying pan in one layer.

  2. Pour the water and the ½ cup vinegar over the fish.

  3. Add the thyme, 1 teaspoon of salt, peppercorns, bay leaves, and more water if needed to cover.

  4. Bring to a simmer and cook, partially covered, at a gentle simmer for 3 minutes.

  5. Raise the heat and bring it to a rolling boil.

  6. Remove from the heat and let sit for about 5 minutes until the fish is just done.

  7. Carefully remove the fish and drain on paper towels.

  8. Meanwhile, in a medium stainless-steel saucepan, melt the butter over moderate heat.

  9. Cook for about 5 minutes until the butter turns medium brown.

  10. Remove from the heat and carefully stir in the remaining 1½ tablespoons vinegar, the capers, the parsley, the remaining ¾ teaspoon of salt, and ground pepper.

  11. Serve the fish topped with the sauce.

Recipe Notes

Wine Recommendation: Capers suggest a medium-bodied, flavorful white wine, such as a Gavi from Italy or a pinot blanc from Alsace in France.


  • Calories: 610.62kcal
  • Fat: 35.44g
  • Saturated Fat: 17.74g
  • Trans Fat: 0.93g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.50g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.58g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.21g
  • Fiber: 1.72g
  • Sugar: 0.20g
  • Protein: 66.84g
  • Cholesterol: 256.79mg
  • Sodium: 1797.17mg
  • Calcium: 122.04mg
  • Potassium: 1044.59mg
  • Iron: 2.98mg
  • Vitamin A: 258.73µg
  • Vitamin C: 13.82mg
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