Eel

Eel meat has a very firm texture, high fat content and full, distinctive flavor. The raw flesh is gray but turns soft white when cooked and has a small flake. Eel is best bought when still alive, or the flesh can be soft. The animals can survive for several days out of water if kept in a damp environment. Eels harvested from stagnant water or held too long in tanks can have a slightly muddy flavor.

Grilled or Fried Eel

Print Recipe Grilled or Fried Eel Author: https://www.thespruceeats.com IngredientsFor Grilled Eel:2 1/2 lbs eel3 cloves garlicdash of fine sea salt, to tastedash of ​freshly ground black pepper, to taste 2 tbsp olive oil (plus more for basting) 1 tbsp white wine vinegar 1/2 bay leaf (per piece of eel)For Fried Eel:All of the above plus: all-purpose […]

Whole Roasted Eel

Print Recipe Grilled or Fried Eel Author: https://www.thespruceeats.com IngredientsFor Grilled Eel:2 1/2 lbs eel3 cloves garlicdash of fine sea salt, to tastedash of ​freshly ground black pepper, to taste 2 tbsp olive oil (plus more for basting) 1 tbsp white wine vinegar 1/2 bay leaf (per piece of eel)For Fried Eel:All of the above plus: all-purpose […]