Thursday, May 23, 2013

Joseph and Unagi

My second brother, is a fisherman hobbyist, if there such a word. applies here. He enjoys the peace and tranquility when he goes fishing with his mates. And then when the fish bites, there is a lot of excitement.

He took me fishing once, at 4 am in the morning. Even doped with the anti-seasickness pill, I was still groggy. I told him, "Thanks, Joseph, having fished once in the deep blue ocean is good enough for me."

We caught a lot of ray sharks that day.

I wonder when he is in his law firm, if he dreams of fishing. Joseph is lucky to live on a private island with his private jetty.

This one didn't get away. It's an eel, caught off his jetty. It is as long as his son Jordan's height.  Joseph smoke an eel, Japanese style or Unagi. We loved it. You need to fillet it carefully so there is no bones.

Unagi (うなぎ) is the Japanese word for freshwater eels

especially the Japanese eelAnguilla japonica. Saltwater eels 

are known asanago in Japanese. Unagi are a common 

ingredient in Japanese cooking.

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