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Barbecued Eel

The barbecued eel can be you pick of choice if you are planning for a fun barbecue and want to try something new. The barbecued eel with a marinade of lime juice with garlic, basil, peppercorns and parsley is a classy yet fun to cook and serve. It is falvorful, delcious and tender and goes great with barbecued yams and creole barbecue sauce.
  Eel 3 Pound (1 Piece)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm)
  Scallion/Green onion 1 , cut into pieces
  Dried italian pepper pods 4
  Basil sprig 1
  Parsley sprigs 3
  Peppercorns 2
  Coarse salt 1 Tablespoon
  Lime juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Peanut oil/Olive oil 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Corn meal 1 Cup (16 tbs)

Have eel skinned and cleaned; cut into 3 inch chunks.
In a mortar, pound together to a paste the garlic, scallion, pepper pods, basil, parsley, peppercorns, and salt.
Blend lime juice and oil into seasoning paste.
Pour over eel chunks and marinate overnight.
When ready to barbecue, pour cornmeal into a bag, add chunks of eel, and shake to coat.
Place eel in a hinged grill and barbecue 5 inches from ash covered coals, basting frequently with the marinade; turn pieces so they brown on both sides.
Serve with Creole Barbecue Sauce or Timalice Sauce and barbecued yams (see Yams and Sweet Potatoes)

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Barbecued Eel Recipe