Fried Eel with Mint Sauce

Eel may not be the first thing you think of when you think of paring something with a mint sauce. We assure you that this is something to share and enjoy!


Fried Eel Ingredients:

• 1 garlic clove

• 1 cup loosely packed wild mint leaves

• ½ cup loosely packed fresh flat-leaf parsley

• 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

• 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

• 2 tsp course salt

• ½ pound of cleaned eel cut into 3 inch lengths

• ¼ to ⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil


Fried Eel Instructions:

• Coarsely chop garlic. Scatter mint and parsley over garlic, and continue to chop until mixture is minced together. Transfer mixture to a small bowl; stir in lemon juice and vinegar. Stir in oil to form a slightly thick paste; set aside.

• Heat a large skillet over high heat; generously scatter salt in bottom. Add fish to skillet. Cook, turning once, until eel is just cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes per side.


• Transfer the fish to a serving platter; spoon mint sauce on top. Serve with more sauce on the side.

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