To Prepare Eel
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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from Een notabel boecxken van cokeryen (Netherlands, ca. 1510 - C. van Tets, trans.), entitled "To Prepare Eel". [insert a brief description of dish here, possibly including any or all of the following: characteristics of the final dish, when or how it might have been served, and why you selected it]

The Source Recipe
The original text of the recipe is as follows:

To prepare eel. Take the eel and boil it in clean water. When it has boiled in it then take it out in one piece and let it stand to cool a little. Then take the fins off it from both sides; after that lay it back in the same pot where it was boiled before. And if it is in the season of green herbs take a good amount of parsley and sage, which you put therein all raw, and gooseberries. Then take ginger and strew this also in the pot. Then blow as much of the fat off the same [its own] broth as you can and put therein a good amount of butter. Set it thus on hot coals and let it melt together until it has reduced enough. When it has reduced enough so take it out and lay it in a dish. Then strew over it ginger and cinnamon together.

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