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Eelicious Unagi Don: A Japanese Delight!

Unagi Don

About the Dish:

Unagi Don is a traditional Japanese dish made with grilled freshwater eel served over a bed of steamed rice. The eel is seasoned with a sweet and savory sauce known as tare, and then grilled until it is tender and slightly charred. The dish is typically garnished with sliced scallions and served with a side of miso soup and pickles.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 10g
Cholesterol 80mg
Sodium 800mg
Total Carbohydrates 40g
Protein 25g


Ingredient Quantity
Freshwater eel 1 fillet
Tare sauce 2 tablespoons
Steamed rice 1 cup
Scallions, sliced 2 tablespoons

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  • Step 2: Brush the eel fillet with the tare sauce and place it on the grill. Cook for 5-6 minutes on each side, or until the eel is cooked through and slightly charred.
  • Step 3: Remove the eel from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes. Slice the eel into bite-sized pieces.
  • Step 4: Place a cup of steamed rice in a bowl. Top with the sliced eel and garnish with sliced scallions.
  • Step 5: Serve the Unagi Don with a side of miso soup and pickles.

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