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(The New York Times)   As it was in 1620, the eel should once again take its rightful place at your Thanksgiving feast, while the turkey gets a break and takes the hovercraft out for a spin   (nytimes.com) divider line 115
    More: Weird, Thanksgiving, character flaws, freshwater eels  
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2012-11-19 08:22:07 PM  
Author is an idiot. I thought that everyone knew eels were easily caught by the pilgrims. We have eel every thanksgiving as part of the tradition.
 
2012-11-19 08:30:57 PM  
t1.gstatic.com

I can't get past that awful shrieking.
 
2012-11-19 09:07:20 PM  
Mmmmm. Eel.

3.bp.blogspot.com

/goddamn, I love that stuff
 
2012-11-19 09:08:03 PM  
Do you want to come back to my place, bouncy bouncy?

/if it eels good, do it
 
2012-11-19 09:54:57 PM  
I am laughing so hard at that headline subby. Well done
 
2012-11-19 10:12:08 PM  
i1079.photobucket.com
Farkin' Pilgrims...
 
2012-11-19 10:33:08 PM  
No. I'm English and even I hate that stuff.
 
2012-11-19 10:33:33 PM  

eraser8: Mmmmm. Eel.

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/goddamn, I love that stuff


Me too. I'm always surprised when I hear people have never tried it. People usually are happy I annoyed them into trying it!
 
2012-11-19 10:33:56 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: I can't get past that awful shrieking.


So...you know what that sound is your Highness.
 
2012-11-19 10:35:57 PM  
MAN I love me some unagi and anago...never had it "British-style"...
 
2012-11-19 10:39:05 PM  
Try Tofurky. It's quite tasty.

farm6.staticflickr.com
 
2012-11-19 10:39:16 PM  
And oysters. Don't forget oysters. Oysters the size of dinner plates.
 
2012-11-19 10:40:01 PM  

Allen. The end.: MAN I love me some unagi and anago...never had it "British-style"...


Boiled until gray and dipped in salt and fried then stuffed with sheep innards.
 
2012-11-19 10:40:52 PM  

eraser8: Mmmmm. Eel.



/goddamn, I love that stuff


Fark you... now I have to go to my local sushi bar and have some unagi
 
2012-11-19 10:41:15 PM  
Hard to stifle the urge to gsniggle all of a sudden....
 
2012-11-19 10:42:21 PM  

Bucky Katt: Try Tofurky. It's quite tasty.

[farm6.staticflickr.com image 640x426]


Try turkey and gravy. And more gravy. Tell me which tastes more better.
 
2012-11-19 10:42:25 PM  
Along with the aforementioned eel as a component of sushi, look for a fish called "King Klip" at your local fishmonger. It's actually eel and is nearly indistinguishable from grouper at half the price. Great stuff!

www.macgregors.com

btw...great headline, Sub!
 
2012-11-19 10:42:34 PM  
sophienburg.com

Don't forget the traditional conger line.
 
2012-11-19 10:43:13 PM  
Eel recipe thread?

/grabs note pad
 
2012-11-19 10:45:25 PM  
What an annoying video.

Also, who the hell doesn't like turkey? Hell, I think bacon is a joke and even I like turkey.
 
2012-11-19 10:45:42 PM  

Karma Curmudgeon: Bucky Katt: Try Tofurky. It's quite tasty.

[farm6.staticflickr.com image 640x426]

Try turkey and gravy. And more gravy. Tell me which tastes more better.


You have to prepare the Tofurky properly. I like it.
 
2012-11-19 10:49:04 PM  

Bucky Katt: Karma Curmudgeon: Bucky Katt: Try Tofurky. It's quite tasty.

[farm6.staticflickr.com image 640x426]

Try turkey and gravy. And more gravy. Tell me which tastes more better.

You have to prepare the Tofurky properly. I like it.


I believe you and I'm sure I'd eat it and probably enjoy it. Just not this week. or when given the choice between them.
 
2012-11-19 10:49:07 PM  
Deep-fried?

Everything is better deep-fried.
 
2012-11-19 10:49:28 PM  
"Hi, I read John Hodgman's first book and now I'm going to reword some of it and look much brighter then I am."
 
2012-11-19 10:51:40 PM  

eraser8: Mmmmm. Eel.

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 640x430]

/goddamn, I love that stuff


Mods must be sleeping to let something that disgusting get posted inline.

/Wake up Mods! People's tryin' to sully up your website!
 
2012-11-19 10:52:10 PM  

Deep-fried food on a stick. Who cares what it is as long as it's not people?


Eel is my favourite sushi-sashimi. Ironically, it is cooked. Just be sure to buy Canadian rather than Chinese eel, so the heavy metals don't kill you.
 
2012-11-19 10:52:54 PM  
Summoner101:
Eel recipe thread?

/grabs note pad


1. Get eel (freshwater stream, ocean, whatever).
2. Clean/gut eel
3. Use offal/ eel meat as pig feed
4. Go to sushi joint in town for some unagi
 
2012-11-19 10:53:59 PM  

brantgoose: Deep-fried?

Everything is better deep-fried.


except butter. deep-fried butter is an abomination.
 
2012-11-19 10:58:28 PM  
images1.wikia.nocookie.net

Approves.
 
2012-11-19 10:59:09 PM  

brantgoose: Deep-fried food on a stick. Who cares what it is as long as it's not people?

Eel is my favourite sushi-sashimi. Ironically, it is cooked.


If it's cooked, it ain't sashimi.

Love me some unagi, though. And eel without the rice.
 
2012-11-19 10:59:09 PM  
Bwah, bwah, bwah.

I did the picture thingie wrong. But here is the picture link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kwongeats/4681590585/lightbox/
 
2012-11-19 11:00:31 PM  
Eel at Christmas is an Italian tradition.

/real Italians, in Italy
//not those New Jersey wannabes
 
2012-11-19 11:05:07 PM  
Smoked eel recipe Link

Eel pate (i have to try this) Link
 
2012-11-19 11:05:11 PM  

Huggermugger: Eel at Christmas is an Italian tradition.

/real Italians, in Italy
//not those New Jersey wannabes


Eel is very popular at all times of year with those New Jersey wannabes
 
2012-11-19 11:07:38 PM  
Link
Eel whelk and clam pie
 
2012-11-19 11:15:57 PM  

MadAzza: brantgoose: Deep-fried food on a stick. Who cares what it is as long as it's not people?

Eel is my favourite sushi-sashimi. Ironically, it is cooked.

If it's cooked, it ain't sashimi.

Love me some unagi, though. And eel without the rice.


Unagi is the staple for me. That and saba. I think I have both each time I order sushi. But more than anything, that friggin eel sauce is ridiculously yummy. It likely could make anything tasty. And it is probably something simple or whatever, but dagnabit is good.
 
2012-11-19 11:16:31 PM  

exvaxman: Link
Eel whelk and clam pie


OK, I would eat the HELL out of that.
 
2012-11-19 11:16:56 PM  

eraser8: Mmmmm. Eel.

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 640x430]

/goddamn, I love that stuff


Bloody price of the delicious stuff went stupid this year; it nearly doubled from 800円 for a full filet, to around 1500円. And that's for the farmed Chinese stuff.

My habit's expensive enough already.
 
2012-11-19 11:18:28 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: eraser8: Mmmmm. Eel.

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 640x430]

/goddamn, I love that stuff

Me too. I'm always surprised when I hear people have never tried it. People usually are happy I annoyed them into trying it!


I went to a ridiculously expensive, fairly exclusive sushi restaurant a while back, and my super rich auntie insisted on picking up the bill in advance. She begged me to try some eel. Like a good nephew, I tried some. I managed to get down 2 pieces, fighting the urge to hork the entire time. She still thinks I loved every bite. The smell/taste/texture was absolutely horrid, and I know that that was likely the best sushi restaurant on the continental United States so it can only get worse.

Different strokes for different folks.
 
2012-11-19 11:21:23 PM  
My Thanksgiving dinner is full of eels
 
2012-11-19 11:21:44 PM  

eraser8: Mmmmm. Eel.

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 640x430]

/goddamn, I love that stuff


Fark eel. Eel is nasty. First time I ate eel I nearly vomited. And every time I've talked about how horrible eel is since, there's always someone who says, "No, eel is great! you just had BAD eel. I know this GREAT restaurant that really does eel well...." So like an idiot I go give it another try and it's horrendous. Again.

It's had its chance and then some. Never again.
 
2012-11-19 11:24:54 PM  

HotWingAgenda: Quantum Apostrophe: eraser8: Mmmmm. Eel.

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 640x430]

/goddamn, I love that stuff

Me too. I'm always surprised when I hear people have never tried it. People usually are happy I annoyed them into trying it!

I went to a ridiculously expensive, fairly exclusive sushi restaurant a while back, and my super rich auntie insisted on picking up the bill in advance. She begged me to try some eel. Like a good nephew, I tried some. I managed to get down 2 pieces, fighting the urge to hork the entire time. She still thinks I loved every bite. The smell/taste/texture was absolutely horrid, and I know that that was likely the best sushi restaurant on the continental United States so it can only get worse.

Different strokes for different folks.


You would be remarkable surprised what even "exclusive" (usually Chinese-run, in my experience) Japanese restaurants outside of Japan will try to pawn off on people who don't know any better.

Ever had uni? Sea urchin roe. I tried it several times at various nice restaurants in Canada, and had the same reaction: nausea. I choked it down out of politeness. Then I came to Japan, and had some absurdly fresh uni and finally came to understand why it's so expensive.

Give it another chance.
 
2012-11-19 11:25:09 PM  

Acharne: Mods must be sleeping to let something that disgusting get posted inline.


HotWingAgenda: I managed to get down 2 pieces, fighting the urge to hork the entire time.


ciberido: First time I ate eel I nearly vomited.


You guys sound like a vegetarian trying to eat a steak.
 
2012-11-19 11:26:04 PM  

CalamitousCrasher: MadAzza: brantgoose: Deep-fried food on a stick. Who cares what it is as long as it's not people?

Eel is my favourite sushi-sashimi. Ironically, it is cooked.

If it's cooked, it ain't sashimi.

Love me some unagi, though. And eel without the rice.

Unagi is the staple for me. That and saba. I think I have both each time I order sushi. But more than anything, that friggin eel sauce is ridiculously yummy. It likely could make anything tasty. And it is probably something simple or whatever, but dagnabit is good.


Yes, yes, yes!
 
2012-11-19 11:27:05 PM  

ciberido: eraser8: Mmmmm. Eel.

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 640x430]

/goddamn, I love that stuff

Fark eel. Eel is nasty. First time I ate eel I nearly vomited. And every time I've talked about how horrible eel is since, there's always someone who says, "No, eel is great! you just had BAD eel. I know this GREAT restaurant that really does eel well...." So like an idiot I go give it another try and it's horrendous. Again.

It's had its chance and then some. Never again.


Aaanndd I gotta be that guy.

Your profile indicates that you travel a lot. Try it at a good place in Japan, if you should happen to come.
 
2012-11-19 11:30:28 PM  

MadAzza: CalamitousCrasher: MadAzza: brantgoose: Deep-fried food on a stick. Who cares what it is as long as it's not people?

Eel is my favourite sushi-sashimi. Ironically, it is cooked.

If it's cooked, it ain't sashimi.

Love me some unagi, though. And eel without the rice.

Unagi is the staple for me. That and saba. I think I have both each time I order sushi. But more than anything, that friggin eel sauce is ridiculously yummy. It likely could make anything tasty. And it is probably something simple or whatever, but dagnabit is good.

Yes, yes, yes!


There's also a 白焼き ("white/plain roasted") type of preparation without the sauce as well. It too is excellent; the flavour is very delicate. I've never seen it outside of Japan, though.
 
2012-11-19 11:33:06 PM  
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com

Does not approve
 
2012-11-19 11:34:37 PM  

MadAzza: CalamitousCrasher: MadAzza: brantgoose: Deep-fried food on a stick. Who cares what it is as long as it's not people?

Eel is my favourite sushi-sashimi. Ironically, it is cooked.

If it's cooked, it ain't sashimi.

Love me some unagi, though. And eel without the rice.

Unagi is the staple for me. That and saba. I think I have both each time I order sushi. But more than anything, that friggin eel sauce is ridiculously yummy. It likely could make anything tasty. And it is probably something simple or whatever, but dagnabit is good.

Yes, yes, yes!


The first hit I get on Google gives:

材料
濃い口醤油: 350cc
みりん:300cc
さとう:250g
酒:100cc
手に入れば、鰻の頭や骨適量

- Thick soy sauce
- Mirin
- Sugar
- Sake
- Eel head and bones to taste

It's basically just a strained, 20-minute reduction of that.
 
2012-11-19 11:34:53 PM  
Ya'll a bunch of penisfish eating freaks.

/penisfish
 
2012-11-19 11:36:37 PM  
Well, of course there will be eels.

The Bass are going to be sluggish and nothing gets them up and moving quite like eels.

www.stripers247.com
 
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