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How to Process and Cook Eel!

This video, supervised by Hattori Nutrition College in Tokyo, teaches you how to prepare and cook unagi (eel).

The video shows how to process and cook eel from 0:17.
1 Place the eel in ice water
2 Sever the backbone of the eel
3 Place the eel on its side with its back facing you and pin the head in place
4 Cut along the backbone of the eel
5 After its opened, remove the innards
6 Place the blade between the body and backbone of the eel, cutting the backbone from the body, and then slice the tail
7 Remove any meat covered with blood and then remove the head
8 Make a shallow cut along the abdomen of the eel to open it up further
9 Cut it into easily skewerable pieces

Next is skewering, shown from 1:47.
1 Insert the skewers directly from the side of the slices
2 Since the meat near the tail end is thinner, stick the skewer through the skin

You can check out the video to see the actual steps in action.

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Last Updated : Sep. 15, 2020
新井 美紀(Miki Arai)
I mainly write articles about food. I've been a writer for three years.
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