Seared Skate Wings and Papas Bravas and Paprika Aioli

I am obsessed with all things subscription! Lately I’ve been trying out all the latest dinner subscriptions. First up is Plated. I had been wanting to try Plated for awhile, and I’ve been subscribing to their newsletter but their price tag erred on the side of too pricey. As soon as I saw their coupon for 4 plates free I placed my order!

I have been a subscriber of vegetable and fruit CSAs in the past but receiving a dinner box is even more fun. I forgot to take a picture of the box when it arrived on my doorstep because I rushed to open it up and place all my goodies safely in the fridge.

Seared Skate Wing with Papas Fritas

INGREDIENTS
2 skate wings
1 lemon, divided
8 ounces fingerling potatoes
6 ounces sunchokes
¼ bunch parsley
1 clove garlic
3 packets mayonnaise
¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
2 packets butter, divided
¼ cup white wine
2 tablespoons capers

  1.  Prepare Ingredients Preheat oven to 425°F. Rinse skate and pat dry with paper towel. Halve lemon. Rinse potatoes and halve lengthwise. Rinse sunchokes and cut into 1-inch pieces. Rinse parsley and pick leaves, discarding stems. Mince garlic.
  2. Roast Papas Bravas On a baking sheet, toss potatoes and sunchokes with 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt, and pepper. Arrange cut-side down in a single layer and roast until golden and tender, about 20 minutes.
  3. Make Aioli While vegetables roast, in a small bowl, stir together mayonnnaise, smoked paprika, juice of ½ lemon, and garlic. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed.
  4. Cook Skate Season skate on both sides with salt and pepper. Heat 1 packet butter and ½ tablespoon olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. When butter is foamy, add skate and cook until golden brown and opaque, pressing down if necessary, about 2 minutes per side. Remove from pan and set aside.
  5. Make Sauce Add white wine, capers, and 1 squeeze lemon juice to pan from skate over medium heat. Cook until liquid is reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in parsley and remaining butter. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed. Return skate to pan and turn to coat.
  6. Plate Skate Divide skate, sauce, and papas bravas evenly between

I love how everything is individually portioned and labeled. Plated has a very strong presentation

skate wings plated ingredients

I especially loved the beautifully printed recipe cards

skate wings receipe card

Let’s start prepping!

fingerling potatos plated

What the hell are these?? I learned that these were sunchokes

sunchokes plated

Cut those babies into bite sized pieces

cut sunchokes plated

While the potatoes and sunchokes are roasting, make the aioli! Its super easy just mix the mayo, smoked paprika, lemon and garlic together

aioli ingredients plated

It’ll look all pretty like this!garlic aioli plated

Now lets fry those fishies! Get them nice and brown on both sides
browning skate wings

When the skate wings are done, plate them while you make the sauce with white wine, capers and lemon juice
capers sauteed

Your potatos and sunchokes should be perfectly cooked also

fingerling potatos

Time to eat!

I’m really enjoying my Plated meals because the menus are of restaurant quality and include obscure ingredients that I would never try on my own. Sometimes the ingredients aren’t even readily available at the grocery store. I loved how the skate wings were scored, this recipe is actually very similar to a very yummy Sole Meuniere recipe that is already in my repertoire. The fish is vibrant and lemon-y bite with a salty sweet bite. I especially loved the super easy to make mayo, it was creamy and savory and a perfect accompaniment to the roasted potatos

Also check out my Review of Salmon Kohlrabi from Plated.com