Local Skate Abundant—But Will Consumers Buy It?

Jul 10, 2014

Credit Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen's Alliance

Locals used to call skate a trash fish. But in Asia and Europe, it's considered a delicacy. And as 

Elspeth Hay reports this week on The Local Food Report, these days, it's what many local fishermen are catching. As groundfish landings decline, skate is an increasingly important piece in the puzzle that makes up the local fishery. But can consumers learn to appreciate this under-utilized fish?

Here's a link to a recipe for Skate Wings with White Wine Sauce. And you can read more on Elspeth's blog, Diary of a Locavore.

This piece was originally broadcast July 18, 2013.