eel

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  • A long, smooth, round, catadromous fish of the genus Anguilla up to 130 cm long and weighing to 8 kg, usually without scales and with no pelvic fins. The flesh is dense and fatty and the bones are a good source of gelatine. Usually killed immediately before cooking. Often smoked and served with horseradish. Popular in Japan and Chinese coastal regions.
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