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Today i will show you how to prepare broiled eel for sushi. You can often find this eel in your local asian supermarket, if you do not have an asian supermarker in your area you may purchase eel by clicking the Frozen Broiled Eel link. It will vary in price, I usually get the more expensive one because the quality is a lot better. If you buy the cheaper eel you may find bones in the eel, which is unpleasant. Eel is usually sold frozen, I let it thaw before preparing it. I cut the eel into thin long pieces for nicer presentation when topping rolls, but there are other cutting techniques that you may use.
Step #1 | Cut Eel in Half
Once the eel is thawed remove it from packaging. Place the eel on your cutting board and cut it lengthwise down the middle.
Step #2 | Cut Eel Into Smaller Pieces
Take one half of the eel and start cutting into at the narrow end. Cut diagonally to make longer pieces and at a 15 degree angle with the cutting board. This will make nice thin pieces of eel that can be used on top of sushi rolls.
Step #3 | Cook Eel
Place your cut eel pieces onto a toaster oven rack. Broil for 5-10 minutes. This will make your eel crispier. Allow the eel to cool before using it to prepare sushi.