Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Z loves eating sushi (and seaweed) and his favourite is the unagi sushi. Unagi is Japanese grilled eel with a sweet and sticky glaze made from soy, sugar, sake, mirin and dashi. You can get them fresh at a good supermarket, and they are also available in the frozen section.
I bought prepacked frozen roasted eel at the Korean supermarket, which it comes with a sachet of unagi sauce. Cooking it is easy. Simply bake it in the oven and finish off under the broiler by basting it with the unagi sauce for 1-2 minutes. It's done. Serve it with rice, or prepare some vinegared rice if you want to make sushi. I just cut up some nori sheets into strips and used that to wrap around the eel and rice. Z absolutely loved them and ate 7 pieces, leaving the last one for me! :) Looks like I need to stock up on more next time!