Preparation info
  • Serve

    4 to 6

    unless otherwise stated.
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Two Fat Ladies Obsessions

By Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright

Published 1999

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  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 5 shallots, minced
  • 2 lb eel


Melt the butter in a frying pan, add the minced shallots, and cook for a couple of minutes to soften. Remove the shallots from the pan with a slotted spoon.

Cut the eels into 2-inch slices and flatten slightly. Add to the pan and fry in the butter for a minute or two just to stiffen. Lay the pieces of eel in a pie dish, and add the shallots, mushrooms, parsley, fennel, lemon zest, and n