Stir-Fried Eel With Black Bean

READY IN: 16mins
Recipe by Peter J

Adaptation of a recipe from the BBC website, I have made it easier to cook using more common ingredients. I really enjoyed it but please look at the ingredients before cooking - it certainly won't be a 'crowd pleaser' and has a quite strong and distinctive taste. It serves one as a large dish, or two as an entree / light meal.

Top Review by Vlada

I did not have black bean paste, which is a shame, because the dish was so good without it that I can only imagine how great it would taste with it! I put a little more of everything, because I had more fish than the recipe asked for, and we finished all in minutes. I am now longing to try it with black bean paste. By the way, it was also very quick!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut eel into 2.5cm (1-inch) pieces and roll in cornflour.
  2. Mix garlic, ginger, sesame oil, black bean paste and chili flakes in a small bowl along with two tablespoons of water.
  3. Heat a wok until very hot.
  4. Add mixture closely followed by eel pieces and stir-fry for one minute.
  5. Add sherry, soy and onion and stir-fry around five minutes until eel is cooked.
  6. Serve with plain steamed rice.

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