The ingredients here are simple: eel and wood smoke – you can finish it any way you like. This unagi has been described by some people as “kielbasa-like”. It’s smoky and can be used in applications in which you might use bacon. Why not try an ELT?
By the way, have you heard of how most Maine eels make it to your plate? They’re caught as babies in the spring in Maine rivers, shipped to Asia where they’re grown to full size, then smoked and seasoned and shipped back to the states. Does that sound very efficient to you?
Well, Sara Rademaker didn’t think so either, so she started American Unagi. She sources her eels exclusively from the Maine fishery and raises them in land-based aquaculture systems along the coast of Maine. She feeds them a high-quality diet without hormones or antibiotics. The result is a delicious, safe, sustainable eel. These smoked eels will come smoked in one pound vacuum sealed packages. It ships frozen but will likely be defrosted by the time it reaches your door, and you’ll need to finish defrosting it (no re-freezing). You must puncture the package to defrost.
Please note these are whole eels!
Want some recipes? Check out Sara’s site here. The photo below is also from her site, and man, it looks good!