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Do You Love (Japanese)Unagi/Eel?

opinionatedchef | Feb 14, 201609:43 PM     1

I have a major passion for Japanese fresh water eel, unagi, which the Japanese typically glaze with a ~ bbq sauce and grill. I have had this idea for awhile and finally tested it out tonight with great success.
You need three convenience/prepared foods:
1) Trader Joe's frozen Japanese Style Fried Rice (w/ edamame, carrot, tofu, hijiki)
2) frozen cryovac'd pre-glazed and grilled unagi filet
3) small squeeze bottle of Japanese unagi sauce
The latter two I get from a local Japanese market.

I nuke the rice for 2.5 minutes with a tablespoon of water and a loose lid- so it stays chewy and not overcooked. Then I spread this as a bed onto a small
pan that fits in my toaster oven. I slice the unagi crosswise into 1" wide strips and transfer them onto the top of the rice. Then i squeeze 1 or 2 lines of sauce down the row, letting some fall onto the rice, and spreading it with my finger, and broil for 7-10 minutes until the unagi gets bubbly and blackened on top. The rice gets crunchy where it sat on the hot pan, kind of like the bottom crunchy rice in the Korean dish, bibimbap. WOW! I hope some of you will try it.

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