Eel is a difficult fish to prepare. The eel is first filleted, and then grilled on open flame. This gets rid of excess fat under the skin, which is where the unpleasant scent mostly comes from. Then it is steamed to make the meat fluffy and to further drain out the oils. After this, it is once again grilled on open flame while basting it many times with eel sauce (unagi no tare) which is made from the eel trimmings, soy sauce, sugar, and sake (rice wine).
I don't like the little bones, but I can see why people think it's pretty neat.
Eels - "Christmas Is Going To The Dogs"
Candy Claws - "Snowflake Eel Wish"
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Posted by Dr. Mila at 6:00 PM