Mild, ocean flavor and texture similar to a scallop or crab, skate is a long time favorite in French cuisine and continues to gain in popularity in American kitchens for good reason. Skate cheeks are an ultra tender cut from the head of the fish. These perfect nugget-like portions puff up while cooking creating a light and fluffy bite. 1 portion is 16 oz (1 lb). We recommend 8 oz per person. This product is 10 individual 1 lb. packs.
Easy Seafood Recipes - Dust in seasoned flour, pan sear in oil until cooked until opaque. Or try Skate Cheeks With Coconut and Ginger or Skate Wing Schnitzel. Just substitute the cheeks for the wing!
Health Benefits - Skate is a protein rich seafood low in cholesterol, sodium and fats.
Did You Know - U.S. wild-caught from Maine to North Carolina, skate are mainly landed in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Each skate produces two nugget pieces of white, scallop/crab-like meat from their cheeks. A highly tender cut, fish cheeks are the preferred part of the fish eaten by fishermen. Making use of the whole fish adds value back to the fleet.
Peak Freshness - High tech flash frozen and vacuum sealed at peak freshness from the ocean. Items delivered moderately thawed on dry ice may be put directly into your freezer to keep at restaurant quality for up to nine months, or thaw under refrigeration prior to cooking. Product has four day refrigerated shelf life.