This steamed eel in black bean sauce was created in early February.
The first encounter with this dish was when I was in Melbourne, use to order it from a Taiwanese Restaurant. Love the tender texture of this steamed eel! In Doha, eel is not cheap, it is selling at QR169 per kg, I bought mine around QR79.
In MegaMart, we are able to get Amoy's brand Black Bean Sauce 鼓汁酱 with QR12.50 per bottle. The taste of this black bean sauce is not so authentic but I'm happy that I managed to get this sauce here. A lovely simple dish!
1 whole eel, wash and cut into 1 inch thick slices
1 heap spoon of black bean sauce
1 tsp light soy sauce (to taste)
1 tbsp sesame oil
some coriander, chives for garnish
1. Heat up the steamer.
2. Place the sliced eel pieces into a deep plate. Add black bean sauce, sesame oil and water. Add light soy sauce.
3. Cover the hot steamer and steam for 5 mins. Switch off the heat and let the eel sit in the steamer for another 5 mins.
4. Take out the dish and garnish with coriander and chopped chives. Serve hot.