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