Raya a la Gallega – Galician Style Skate

27 Jul

Anyone who has followed this blog for some time (and I thank you!) will know that I am a great admirer of the food from Northern Spain. A great favourite is Pulpo a la Gallega – Octopus Galician Style which basically means served with boiled potatoes and seasoned liberally with fruity olive oil, coarse salt and pimentón. I used this style of serving with other fish and seafood, it works fantastically with scallops.

Raya a la Gallega (7)

Time this week to turn my attention to Skate, which I generally pan fry or oven cook. Why not try it “a la Gallega” as well? Online recipes told me that the fish is indeed served like this but more traditionally it’s poached. Sorry, no poaching for me I just didn’t fancy it.  I lightly griddled it before placing it on top of cooked, diced (well…”chunked”) potatoes and then dressed it with our own olive oil, Maldon sea salt and smoked pimentón.

Raya a la Gallega (1)

Perfect, two small skate wings made a fantastic sharing dish for two hungry folk but would have been ideal as a starter for 4-6 people. Definitely a dish to be repeated and absolutely perfect with a chilled glass of Albariño.


48 Responses to “Raya a la Gallega – Galician Style Skate”

  1. Mad Dog July 27, 2015 at 23:23 #

    That sounds great – I’d definitely try that, as I love pulpo with pimentón 🙂

    • Chica Andaluza July 28, 2015 at 23:03 #

      We love pulpo with pretty much anything!

      • Mad Dog July 28, 2015 at 23:43 #

        Ha ha – I’m a big fan too 😉

  2. Bluejellybeans July 28, 2015 at 00:44 #

    ¡Delicioso! 🙂

  3. Saiful Bahri July 28, 2015 at 03:16 #

    Thanks for the recipe, a source of great culinary knowledge, may add my appetite.

  4. Pink Queen July 28, 2015 at 04:55 #

    It looks delicioussss. Thanks for the recipe

  5. Tandy | Lavender and Lime July 28, 2015 at 06:02 #

    Sadly we don’t get skate here but regardless, I also wouldn’t poach it 🙂

  6. Sue & Danny July 28, 2015 at 09:39 #

    Sounds wonderful just up our street. Sounds and looks tasty, especially with the glass of chilled wine, lol. xxxx

  7. Food,Photography & France July 28, 2015 at 10:47 #

    Very nice idea…perfect potatoes for that at the moment….raie is not cheap here but I do like it very much:)

    • Chica Andaluza July 28, 2015 at 23:05 #

      It’s nost too bad right now in England but so much smaller than what we buy in Spain!

  8. chef mimi July 28, 2015 at 20:26 #

    This post makes me sad because I can’t get any good seafood where I live!!! But I live vicariously through your dishes!

    • Chica Andaluza July 28, 2015 at 23:08 #

      😦 such a shame about the seafood but I think you are such a star at making such amazing dishes with what you do have!

  9. narf77 July 28, 2015 at 21:27 #

    Well I just had the potatoes with olive oil and sea salt the other day and they were fabulous. Bet yours tasted amazing with your olive oil 🙂

    • Chica Andaluza July 28, 2015 at 23:11 #

      Life would be sad without potatoes L

      • narf77 July 29, 2015 at 01:02 #

        I don’t think that there IS such a thing as life without potatoes. You read about those mythical beings called “Paleo” and wonder at the sad state of affairs where potatoes are persona non gratis. I am imagining them as husk like wraiths floating around ethereally without substance or measure, like dandelion fluff floating on the breeze. I eat spuds. My feet know the earth and I AINT gonna leave it with the first puff of wind that decides to aim itself in my direction. I can thank potatoes for that. My son told me not so long ago (my son the accountant who is a scientist in his mind) that you can live on potatoes and good quality bread and that there isn’t anything missing from that diet…er…I might beg to differ but who am I to complain when my bestest most favourite food is 50% of survival rations!

  10. Eha July 29, 2015 at 07:06 #

    Oh yes there is a life without potatoes 🙂 !! I eat about one kilo or less a year!! Do not believe anyone should follow a ‘diet’ but – yep, am medically certificated as a physician and have learned about nutrition, especially nutrition for the ‘elderly’. for over 25 years!! Still at three universities now . . . potatoes are far too high in HGI and especially HGL. Love octopus . . . actually had it for lunch today [yes, unfortunately from fresh/frozen] . . .appreciate the recipe but shall prep it one of my many ways . . . lots of love . . .

  11. jamuherbalginjal July 29, 2015 at 17:03 #

    delicious ….. I love it

  12. jamuherbalginjal July 30, 2015 at 01:57 #

    if you can share the delish

  13. Gather and Graze July 31, 2015 at 02:26 #

    Sounds like a lovely way of preparing and serving fish/seafood Tanya! I look forward to trying it.

    • Chica Andaluza July 31, 2015 at 08:36 #

      Thank you – we love our fish and enjoy trying new (and simple!) ways of cooking it!

  14. restlessjo July 31, 2015 at 17:49 #

    Fish on Friday! 🙂 Have a happy weekend, Tanya!

  15. Peri's Spice Ladle August 5, 2015 at 23:52 #

    Simplicity of flavors in this dish shine…I just admire the way you prepare fish:)

  16. Rachel August 12, 2015 at 15:16 #

    Anything that swims…. mmmmm! I’ve never had an opportunity to cook skate but I can get my hands on nice scallops here, and this sounds summery and wonderful. Hungry NOW! 🙂

    • Chica Andaluza August 12, 2015 at 17:13 #

      We love scallops and they’re so good cooked this way too!

  17. bitsandbreadcrumbs August 12, 2015 at 16:53 #

    I don’t think I’ve ever had skate and we never see it here, but you make it look so tasty!

    • Chica Andaluza August 12, 2015 at 17:13 #

      I think we’re pretty lucky to be able to get hold of it in both England and Spain – it’s quite unusual for a lot of folk but so tasty!

  18. Indah Yuspin August 22, 2015 at 02:58 #

    Delicioso . . .. yummi

  19. Saiful Bahri August 22, 2015 at 06:14 #

    Is Octopus Galician Style menu is served with boiled potatoes was served in the restaurant ?

    • Chica Andaluza August 22, 2015 at 14:55 #

      Yes it’s a restaurant dish too!

      • Saiful Bahri September 3, 2015 at 02:53 #

        I have not seen in the restaurant Indonesia? 🙂

      • Chica Andaluza September 3, 2015 at 12:16 #

        It’s quite an unusual fish I guess

  20. obatherbalpalingmurah August 28, 2015 at 06:46 #

    I see this menu so forget that I do not like seafood because it looks tempting and delicious

  21. kaoskarakter October 9, 2015 at 22:57 #

    thank you for sharing this recipe hopefully I can make it for my family and can increase their appetite.

  22. Dety October 22, 2015 at 04:30 #

    Indonesian say : Sedaaap!!! (in english is delicious…)

  23. Maulana Angga November 7, 2015 at 03:28 #

    that sounds great, delicious and nice pict

  24. The Chair's Antique January 28, 2016 at 21:48 #

    i think is better than restaurant

  25. Suci Purnamasari March 3, 2016 at 06:46 #

    meat fish looking smooth and palatable 🙂

  26. Debby Aripianusari May 7, 2016 at 03:36 #

    meat fish looking smooth and delicius 🙂

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