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Eel

Fried Eel
  • Time: 92 mins
  • Complexity: medium
  • Origin: Eel

Fried Eel

Eel meat is oilier than that of many fish, and is consequently ideally suited to the grill, though it also fries well, and in either case is an indispensable part of the Neapolitan Christmas Eve dinner.

Eel with Olives, Chiles, and Capers
  • Time: 35 mins
  • Complexity: medium
  • Origin: Eel

Eel with Olives, Chiles, and Capers

Eel can be a tough sell, until you have tried it. In Italy, however, it appears in a magnificent and succulent dish on almost every table during Christmas week, particularly on La Vigilia, Christmas Eve, when it is perhaps the most traditional dish of all. The many fish dishes served that night.

Eel Pie
  • Time: 60 mins
  • Complexity: advanced
  • Origin: Eel

Eel Pie

This is a traditional British recipe, based on Mrs Beeton's recipe of 1861, for a classic dish of skinned eel pieces that are baked on a base of fish forcemeat, and covered with pastry.