Paling in 't groen (Eel in green sauce)

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Paling in 't groen (Eel in green sauce)
Paling in 't groen (Eel in green sauce)
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:650
Ready in:45 minutes (plus chilling time)
Prep. time:30 minutes (plus chilling time)
Cook time:15 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:19th December 2016

This recipe needs advance preparation!

A chilled eel recipe from Flemish Belgium


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  1. Cut the eels into 5cm lengths.
  2. Heat the butter in a frying pan.
  3. Sauté the eel pieces over a moderately high heat until lightly browned.
  4. Add the herbs, seasoning, wine and just enough water to barely cover the eels.
  5. Bring to a simmer, cover the pan and cook slowly for 6-8 minutes or until the eels are just tender.
  6. Remove the eels to a serving dish, leaving the liquid in the pan.
  7. Mix a little of the hot liquid with the egg yolks.
  8. Pour the egg mixture and the lemon juice to the liquid in the pan and whisk over a very low heat until slightly thickened - do not allow to boil.
  9. Pour the sauce over the eels and place in the refrigerator and serve cold.


You can also try this recipe with prawns or lobster tails.

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