Unagi is a fresh water eel from Japan, typically served roasted and boneless with a salty-sweet teriyaki sauce. Thin slices of unagi on rice are one of the more common types of nigiri sushi. Another popular method of serving is in a bowl on top of rice, this dish is known as Unagi Don.
Unagi has a blueish gray, slimy coating skin. When cleaned properly the meat will have a pinkish off white color to it when prepared for sushi.
Selecting and Buying
Preparation and Use
Unagi is precooked and marinated barbequed farmed fresh water eel. It comes frozen in seven to nine ounce vacuum-packed portions. It is prepared by thawing, broiling, slicing into small strips pieces, and placing on sushi rice for a true delicacy.
Conserving and Storing
You can freeze Unagi when raw but store in Tupperware after cooking.