SKATE WITH CAPER BERRIES AND RED PEPPER

Serves 2
Take off the stalk of the pepper, remove the core and cut it into thick rings. Remove the stem of the caper berries and cut in half. Coat the skate with flour and pat off the excess. Heat a frying pan, put in the oil to get hot and then fry the skate till golden on both sides and cooked through. While the skate is cooking melt the butter in another pan and stew the pepper rings until they soften. Put in the caper berries. When the skate is cooked transfer it to warmed plates and keep warm. Place the contents of the other pan into the skate pan and place over a high heat, season with salt and black pepper and when it is sizzling well put in the lemon juice. Immediately spoon it over the fish and serve.
2 wings of skate weighing about 250g (9oz) each
1 Ramano red pepper
10 – 12 caper berries
Salt and black pepper
Juice of a lemon
75g / 3 oz butter
1 tbsp plain flour
Olive oil