How to cook eel?

Anna Mikhailova
Anna Mikhailova
April 9, 2013
How to cook eel?

Eel is a fish that looks very much like a snake. Her meat is very tender with a high fat content - up to 25%. Therefore, dishes from this fish are so popular, and there are so many recipes for its preparation. This fish can be smoked, fried, stewed, baked, boiled, its taste will always be great. However, most housewives do not know how to cook eels, and yet there are no particular difficulties in recipes, and any housewife will master them.

Flemish eel

One of the most popular recipes for cooking eel is Flemish eel. For this recipe will need the following components:

  • 1 kg of eel
  • 2 large onions
  • 80 grams of butter
  • 125 grams of sorrel
  • 250 grams of fresh spinach
  • dill, tarragon, parsley
  • 2 egg yolks
  • nutmeg
  • salt
  • pepper
  • lemon juice.

First, you need to clean the eel, remove the insides from it, rinse the carcass well and cut it into pieces about 5 cm. Then you should dissolve the oil in a saucepan, add onion cut into small cubes and fry it until you get a golden crust.After that, it is necessary to put the pieces of eel on an onion coat, cover the pan with a lid, reduce the heat and simmer the fish for 10 minutes. Then we wash the spinach, sorrel and other herbs, dry them with a kitchen towel, chop them finely and send them to the pan with the fish.

Dish seasoned with salt and pepper, and add a little nutmeg, and if desired, you can add 2-3 tablespoons of dry table wine, again cover the pan and simmer the fish for 15 minutes. Now in a separate cup you need to mix egg yolks with lemon juice, then pour the mixture into the pan and immediately turn off the fire under it. Eel prepared in this way should be served cold, and in the form of decoration it is better to use sliced ​​lemon in thin slices.

Eel with sauce

For cooking eel with sauce, you will need the following ingredients:

  • eel - 150g
  • onion - 10g
  • roots - 15g
  • bay leaf, salt, allspice and bitter pepper - to taste
  • sauce - 50g.

Remove the skin from the eel, remove the insides, wash the fish under water and cut into portions. Then we add salt to it and sprinkle it with vinegar, put it in salted decoction of roots and spices, and cook on low heat. As a side dish cook potatoes.Separately serve Hollandaise sauce or mayonnaise with gherkins. Now you know how to cook eel, and you can cook it often.

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