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Teriyaki Glazed Eel

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  • Serves 4
  • Cooks in 35 mins (15m prep + 20m cook)
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Tastes: Bitter Salty Sour Sweet Umami
  • Estimated nutrition per serving

Eel

local_grocery_store Ingredients

restaurant_menu Method

  1. 1.In a bowl, whisk together teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, honey, garlic, ginger, and sesame oil.
  2. 2.Place eel fillets in a shallow dish and pour the teriyaki marinade over them. Let marinate for at least 30 minutes, or up to overnight in the refrigerator.
  3. 3.Preheat grill or broiler to medium-high heat.
  4. 4.Remove eel fillets from marinade and grill or broil for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until cooked through and nicely glazed.
  5. 5.Transfer eel to a serving platter and garnish with sliced green onions and toasted sesame seeds.
  6. 6.Serve hot with steamed rice or noodles.

lightbulb_outline Tips

  • chevron_rightMake sure to remove the eel's skin before cutting it into pieces.
  • chevron_rightFor extra flavor, you can add a splash of mirin or rice wine to the marinade.
  • chevron_rightIf you don't have a grill or broiler, you can also cook the eel in a hot skillet or oven.
  • chevron_rightGarnish with fresh cilantro or chopped scallions for a burst of freshness.