Skate with Capers and Brown Butter "Long a French favorite, skate is becoming increasingly popular with American cooks as they discover just how moist, succulent and flavorful it is. Ours is a classic French preparation—poached with herbs and sauced with a combination of pungent capers, vinegar and mellow browned butter. Boiled potatoes are the classic accompaniment."
Cyclobatis is an extinct genus of stingray-like skate from the Upper Cretaceous of what is now Lebanon. The genus is typified by a circular form, hence the prefix "Cyclo-," meaning "wheel-like," and the presence of an extremely short tail.