Sunday, August 8, 2010

Charcoal Broiled Eel

Continuing along the theme of our "unusual" or "interesting" food meal with my sister and her family, we also had frozen charcoal broiled eel that I bought at the Chinese market.
It tasted pretty much like the unagi we get at the sushi restaurants and we didn't have to do anything other than let it thaw and cut open the package. Below, the eel is arranged on a plate with some smoked herring.
Unagi is freshwater eel and according to Wikipedia 90% of the freshwater eel consumed in the U.S. are farm-raised. However, the farm-raised eel are caught in the wild and raised in enclosures and fed other wild-caught fish. Their waste and parasites and diseases often flow directly back into wild eel habitat and wild eel populations are in danger. It is a shame because eel is really, really good. It has a little bit of a sweet taste to it.

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