Skate wasn't in the cards for me this week. I struggled with what to get instead--the internet seemed to agree that there really was no good substitute for skate--and ended up picking catfish. Not because I thought it was a particularly good substitute, but because I was at a really expensive store and it was by far the cheapest. I hadn't had catfish since I was a kid (and didn't remember liking it), but we actually really enjoyed it. I used to feed Charlotte leftovers for her dinner, and then make our dinner after she went to bed. She's now refusing to eat leftovers (I have no clue how she knows when things aren't freshly made, but she always seems to), so I've been trying to have something fresh made in time for her (early) dinner. I loved how quick and easy this was, the sauce was absolutely delicious, and Charlotte loved it too. She claps now when she's happy, and she clapped after eating bites of this fish. (On the first night. I tried giving it to her again for lunch the next day and she refused to touch it!) This is definitely a recipe I'll make again. I'm looking forward to seeing what kinds of fish everyone else ended up using. I'm betting this sauce would work with a wide variety.
I served the fish with salad (Paul is growing lettuce and we've had salad at every meal for weeks now), crudite, and tarator dip. I'll be writing about the dip for CCC. It's made primarily of walnuts and white bread. Very interesting!