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    BBQ Eel

    The farmer had set a trap between the canal and the pond, where the water goes in and out

    Usually he gets a few nice fish; this time he also caught some lovely big eels

    These yellow eels are quite rare, the last time we got one was about 5 years ago

    when BBQ'd they are the best, really delicious

    a small one



    a BIG one!




    you have to kill them by a chop to the head



    then chop them up





    then stick them on the charcoal




    then eat them and they were good
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    Nice work. I am not sure about the taste but that is how it needs to happen..

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    Do they taste anything like smoked eel? If so, delicious

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    Great stuff Doc, very interesting and good pics.

    I'd love to taste them.

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    not like smoked eel, Willy, as not smoked

    they just taste a bit meaty and very good, quite different to the usual eels found here

    not so oily either

    I can't wait another 5 years though

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    I am fond of eels and i used to go to a jellied eels and pie and mash and liquor shop down Camden way some 35 years back owned by two rather ancient old ladies. They had inherited the business from their father many years before I used the place
    What I did find a bit sad was the fact that these yellow eels hadn't been seen for some five years and were considered rather rare.

    So they're done in barbecued and eaten, alas another blow for the species, typical Thai mentality that,

    I don't blame Dr. Andy for eating them as they were already dead I do blame the farmer though for his lack of concern for what could well be a vanishing species.

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    Yellow means the eel is ready to return to the sagasso ocean, and do its thing for the first and last time I even think they stop eating at this time ( when turn yellow ) but im not sure. My Dad loved to eat them, fried in butter with new potatoes. I did a lot of fishing as a kid, and sometimes i put out some baited hooks for the night and collected in the early morning. Eel's are active at night. Very common here in DK, or at least used to be.

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    fuk me , here it is , I've found it, does this mean I'm not pissed?


    boiled then jellied or curried if you have to .

    bbq'd ? oh no , taste like a Spanish tapas eel , wubberwy !

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    These yellow eels are quite rare, the last time we got one was about 5 years ago

    Yep, rare - hence, let's kill 'em.

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    It would sure do my waistline the world of good if the only thing left to eat on the planet was eels ,, still each to their own

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    I used to watch the fishmonger in Kingston market chop them up into pieces. They would still be wriggling. He'd scoop them into a paper bag and the customer would go away with the bag squirming.

    The horror.

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    to the save the planet chaps, these are rare in my pond, but who knows how rare in the area

    if you can identify the species and it really is endangered, I promise I will never eat one again

    well....

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    We used to catch eels in the local creek when we were kids,great feed.

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    during my 17+ years of working in Korea btwn the years of 1972 to 2006, I was fortunate enough to be able to experience much of what the country had to offer. The cuisine being the most appreciated. BarBQ fresh water eel has got to be one of the finest delicacies and I took every opportunity I could to have BarBQ'd eel when out by the lakes of Korea. Very tasty and meaty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim View Post

    I had a look at that and it is possible, but the under-coloration in mine was yellow rather than white

    but it is common enough apparently, so can be eaten without anyone shouting at you

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    I found this as well, which is slightly interesting
    Preliminary Studies on Body Color Changes of F1 Generation of Monopterus Albus with Different Body Color and Some Biological Characteristics - Agricultural Science Paper

    There appears to be no shortage of yellow eels worldwide.
    In my limited experience they are less common in Thailand but not rare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    to the save the planet chaps, these are rare in my pond, but who knows how rare in the area
    Thetter's has it right.

    Eat away Andy. They are thick everywhere. Several ponds near me get overrun with the buggers. Yes they are delicious. Smoked, barbequed or marinated.

    Not the same as an Unagi eel but prepare simular and you have a darn good copy.



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    Feast yourself andy, you can have my share

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    Bet you'd love it if had a thick layer of that nice batter you Brits love on your fish. Eel and chips. Yummy.

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    thanks Thetyim, a nice link

    and Norton, not sure why they are not seen so much up this way

    there are lots of the small eels (different morphology) but few of these big ones

    I will encourage the farmer to catch more!

    as for batter, that is good for white fish but not for an oily fish like this eel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dane View Post
    Yellow means the eel is ready to return to the sagasso ocean, and do its thing for the first and last time I even think they stop eating at this time ( when turn yellow ) but im not sure. My Dad loved to eat them, fried in butter with new potatoes. I did a lot of fishing as a kid, and sometimes i put out some baited hooks for the night and collected in the early morning. Eel's are active at night. Very common here in DK, or at least used to be.
    The yellow eel depicted is an all together different species with a totally different life cycle (they breed locally) than the one found in european waters: anguilla anguilla.

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    ^ yes, the yellow coloration will not help them get to the Sargasso

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    wife just told me she stoped eating em when her Mum saw then eating a corpse in the river! evolution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mingmong View Post
    wife just told me she stoped eating em when her Mum saw then eating a corpse in the river! evolution.
    ROTFLOL! Yes, because the Pee will follow the eel.

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