The mouth in almost all skates and rays is on the underside of the body. Skates and bottom-dwelling rays take in water through openings, called spiracles, at the top of the head. The water is transferred to the gills, on the underside of the head. Those rays that do not live on the bottom take in water through the mouth, like other fish. Skates and rays have five pairs of gill slits. Young skates hatch from eggs contained in leathery, protective capsules. Rays do not lay eggs, but give birth to live young. Skates and rays are eaten throughout the world. They are not popular in the United States for food but are used to make fertilizer and fish meal. The pectoral fins of some species are used to make imitation scallops in the United States. Source: Animals.howstuffworks.com
- Skate fish
- Soy sauce
- Lemon and greens (optional)
Salt and pepper fish to taste on each side and add curry.
Rub the spices and cut the skate fish into medium pieces.
Preheat a frying pan to medium and add olive oil. Put the skate fish into frying pan.
Fry the fish on each side for 1 minute. Total time of 2 minutes. Enjoy fried skate fish steak recipe!