[Recipes] Unagi Kabayaki

Unagi Don

 

2 fillets of whole Unagi (eel), defrosted (Each unagi = 210 g)

1 cup (180ml) short grain premium Japanese rice

 

¼ cup soy sauce

¼ cup mirin

2½ Tbsp. sugar

1½ Tbsp. sake

 

Instructions

Unagi Sauce :

  1. To make Unagi Sauce, combine mirin and sake in a small saucepan and bring it to a boil to evaporate alcohol.
  2. Add sugar and stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Then add soy sauce and bring it to a boil. Then reduce heat and simmer for 8 minutes, or until thicken. Turn off the heat and allow the sauce to cool.

Unagi :

  1. Preheat your oven 500 °F (260 °C) for 5minutes.
  2. Place Unagi on a piece of aluminum foil (lightly sprayed with cooking oil) and cut  Unagi into half with skin side down(depending on size of serving bowl).
  3. Put the aluminum foil with Unagi in the Middle rack of your oven and grill for 5-7 minutes (no need to flip).

      4. Put the aluminum foil with Unagi in the Middle rack of your oven and grill for 5-7              minutes (no need to flip).

  1. After 7 minutes or so, take it out and brush the Unagi Sauce over.
  2. Return the Unagi to the Middle rack of your oven, and grill for another 5-7 minutes.
  3. After 7 minutes or so, take it out and brush the Unagi Sauce over.
  4. Serve rice in a bowl and pour or brush Unagi Sauce on the rice. Serve Unagi on top of rice and pour more Unagi Sauce to taste. Sprinkle seaweed and serve immediately.