Skate has a mildly pronounced flavor similar to scallops, with a firm and unique texture due to its high collagen content. Overcooking can cause the flesh to split. FUN FACT: Skates are members of the shark family! Special order only.
Skate skin should be removed before cooking. After cooking, you need to remove the layer of cartilage between layers of flesh. Skate performs incredibly well when poached.