Baked Skate with Fennel and Lemon Recipe

Skate is one of my favourite fishes, it is under used and such a delicate meaty fish. I prefer the smaller wings. We had this on our 5:2 diet night. It is simple but really tasty and suprisingly filling. Fennel, lemon and fish go so well together.

Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 2 skate wings
  • 2 fennel bulbs, finely sliced
  • 400ml chicken or fish stock
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ lemon, thinly sliced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1.  Pre heat oven to 200 degrees (fan).
  2. Heat the olive oil over a medium heat.  Add fennel slices and sauté for 5-8 minutes, stirring frequently, until softened but not browned. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Transfer to a oven dish in a single layer and pour the stock over the slices.
  3. Season skate wings with salt and freshly ground black pepper and place the wings on the bed of fennel. Place 3 thin lemon slices on each fillet and roast the fish for 25-30 minutes depending on its size.
  4. Serve by adding the fennel between 2 serving dishes, top with the skate and spoon over the sauce. Enjoy.

Recipe adapted from artdefete

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