How To Make Baby Eel In Green Sauce At Home

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Today, I am going to share the recipe for baby eel in green sauce. It is a delicious and easy-to-make recipe. You can easily make this unique and delicious recipe at home in just half an hour.

eel in green sauce

It got its name from the Dutch language and is called Paling In’t Groen in it. This recipe is a popular one in the regions of the Netherland and nearby regions. The green sauce is usually a mixture of some green herbs along with leafy vegetables. The eels are cooked in this green mixture.

To make baby eel in green sauce, melt butter in a pan and cook shallots and garlic in it. Add eels, salt, and pepper to it and cook them well. Add white wine to it and cook for 25 minutes. Then, add spinach, sorrel, watercress, parsley, tarragon, and chervil to it and co. Lastly, add lemon juice and an instant binder to it and cook it. Garnish it with lemon wedges and serve!

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Baby Eel in Green Sauce recipe

Baby Eel in Green Sauce Recipe

This recipe is a popular one in the regions of the Netherland and nearby regions. The green sauce is usually a mixture of some green herbs along with leafy vegetables.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Dutch
Servings 4
Calories 813 kcal


  • Saucepan


  • 1 kg Eel Steaks
  • 200 g Branch Spinach
  • 2 portions Chervil
  • 210 g Sorrel 
  • 1 bunch Watercress 
  • 1 Garlic clove (finely chopped)
  • 2 Shallots (finely chopped)
  • 1 Lemon 
  • 2 teaspoons Butter 
  • 2 sprigs Fresh Parsley (finely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon Fresh Tarragon 
  • Salt and Pepper (as per taste)
  • 1 teaspoon Instant Binder


  • Take a saucepan and add some butter in it. Allow it to melt and add shallots and garlic into it.
  • Sauté them and once done, add the eel steaks. Cook them well on both of their sides for about 2 minutes. Add salt and pepper for taste.
  • Sprinkle some white wine into the pan and allow the eels to cook over low heat for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes, please take out the eels from the saucepan and keep them aside at warm temperatures.
  • Add spinach, sorrel, watercress, parsley, tarragon, and chervil into the saucepan and cook it for 5 minutes.
  • Once the sauce begins to boil, add some lemon juice to it and season it with salt and pepper. Add instant binder to bind the sauce together and then, add the eels back into it.
  • Garnish with some lemon wedges and serve immediately.


Calories: 813kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.5g | Protein: 40.6g | Fat: 59.6g
Keyword Baby Eel, Baby Eel in Green Sauce, Dutch Cuisine
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