Skate with Italian Pasta
This month Viking Village features Chef Fred Madonna.
Fred's Italian style home kitchen is a perfect setting to create a rare dish with winter skate. Fresh right off the docks of Viking Village, Fred's international experience with sauces adds a beautiful blend to this cousin of the sting ray family.
Today, the primary target species in the skate fishery are winter and little skates. Winter skates are harvested for their wings for human consumption, and little skates are harvested as bait for lobster fisheries. Most skate is caught incidentally in fisheries for groundfish, monkfish, and scallops.