Recipe courtesy of Luke Nguyen
Episode: St. Malo
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Total:
1 hr
Active:
40 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Marinade:
  • 2 shallots, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, diced
  • 1 lemongrass stem, diced
  • One 1-inch piece fresh turmeric, sliced
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch dried chile flakes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound eel, skin on, deboned and cut into 2-inch pieces
Sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Asian fish sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon palm sugar
  • Pinch saffron threads
  • 1 spring onion, sliced
  • 8 pink peppercorns, crushed 

Directions

Special equipment: a mortar and pestle

For the marinade: Place the shallots, garlic, lemongrass, turmeric, salt and chile flakes in a mortar and pound to a smooth paste. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and add the olive oil. Add the eel and stir to combine. Let marinate for 20 minutes.

For the sauce: Remove the eel from the marinade. Heat a frying pan until hot and add the olive oil. Fry the eel, skin-side down, 2 minutes, then flip and fry 1 minute more. Remove the eel from the pan and set aside.

Add the coconut milk, fish sauce, palm sugar and saffron to the pan and simmer until the sugar dissolves. Add the eel back to the pan and simmer for 1 minute more.

Transfer to a serving platter and garnish with the spring onions and pink peppercorns. 

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