Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Rough week/Grilled Eel

Ugh, had to disappear again because of some school and work nonsense. I've had nothing but boatloads of homework on top of looking for some more work and taking care of some school legal business. Sorry about that. Today it's fairly simple; grilled eel. I'm sure a good deal of people in America don't know how this should be prepared, and a friend of mine asked me the other day how I'd do it after his brother caught a huge one in Hawaii. Eel has a very meaty texture and tastes more like an animal from the land rather than something from the sea. That might be appealing to some people. Anyhow, here's the recipe.

  • 2 pounds eel
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 a bay leaf per piece eel
Cut the eel into pieces about 3 inches (7 cm) long, wash them, dry them, and rub them with the garlic. Slip them onto skewers, alternating them with bay leaves. Season them with salt and pepper and drizzle the oil and vinegar over them; let them sit in the marinade for at least an hour. Grill the pieces over a medium flame for about a half hour, turning them frequently and basting them with olive oil.

And that's all there is to it. There's a lot of other ways to prepare eel, but this is one of my favorites as I'm still familiarizing myself with the Japanese style of doing so.


35 comments:

  1. Looks tasty...but I don´t know where I am going to get the eel!

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  2. I love grilled eel but I suck at cooking.... Always worth a try though lol.

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  3. dont know if i can eat an eel lol, but ill try it with pike :D

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  4. Eels are very tasty, I once ate a fried one, his meat was... butter-like. Though it's very expensive :(

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  5. Does Eel taste anything like squid? If so I would try it. I somehow bet my gf would like this.

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  6. Eel's texture is closer to chicken than it is squid I've found. But the flavor is definitely seafood.

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  7. Dang, there's some recipes you have that I'd never think to try, particularly eel. Hehe, who knows I may end up trying it one day.

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  8. i have no idea what eel tastes like.. i imagine it's similar to snail though...

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  9. Looks delicious, eel is quite tasty, very good in most dishes!

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  10. never actually had eel, maybe ill try this!

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  11. I've never tried eel befre but this looks surprisingly yummy!

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  12. Yummy !

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  13. ... what kind of eel?

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  14. yum and ofcourse by yum I mean DISGUSTING ;p

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  15. looks good, gonna have to try it.

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  16. Wow, that looks delicious. Never tried eel before but I am going to have to give it a shot now!

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  17. That looks delicious! I'm def going to try that

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  18. I don't remember ever having eel, but I bet this's pretty good.

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  19. Thanks for the insightful comments on my last blog post!

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  20. i bet its a good receipe but i dont like fish.

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  21. Definitely love the recipes, will follow!

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  22. if you ever watch the Tin Drum, you will never again eat eel, you have been warned

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  23. I've never tried eel, but this sounds pretty good. I love calamari with a burning passion, so I'm sure I could learn to like the eel too.
    Thanks for posting!

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  24. Man I love eating eel whenever I find myself near the coast, sadly I'm stuck in landlocked Oklahoma 11 months out of the year with limited seafood options.

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  25. This looks and sounds really good, actually.

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