How to clean, cook skate wing?
So I bought a large skate wing from an Asian supermarket. Opened it up, and has thick black skin on one side with terrible spikes. Looked for Youtube videos which show you have to pull the skin off with pliers and wear thick gloves which I didn't have. Then I found another video that shows to put them in boiling water for 30 seconds and then dump them into ice water. Did this and skin kinda dissolved into a jelly-like mass which I had to scrape off. I read that western cooking strips the skin but in Asia they don't, so how do they remove the spikes, or do the spikes melt when cooked? Any suggestions on how to make this in the pan? Don't want to make soup, or stew. Also, will the store remove the skin for me?