4 small or 2 large skate wings cut in two, retaining the skin. 2 carrots
4 sticks of celery
4 cloves of garlic
1/2 pint of white wine
1/2 pint of fish stock
A handful of chopped chives
A handful of chopped tarragon
4 ozs good butter
4 ozs green capers
Chop the onions, carrots, celery and garlic and lay out on a baking dish. Sprinkle half the herbs on to the vegetables. Place the skate wings over the veg and sprinkle over the remaining herbs. Pour the fish stock and the wine into the tray and cover with foil.
Bake in the oven for 20 minutes at gas mark 8, 230 C. Remove from the baking tray and grill for five minutes. Melt the butter in a pan, add the capers and cook for a couple of minutes.
To serve, place the wings on the plate and pour over the hot butter and spoon the capers over the wings. Onion mash is good with this, especially is you like or have little worry about pigging on butter for one day in your life.