Räucheraal is a german delicacy here in Northern Germany, especially in our Ammerland county, and in my hometown Bad Zwischenahn. The worldwide best smoked eel is produced by our local company Aal-Bruns. http://www.aal-bruns.de/
Back in the early 1900s, smoked eel was cheap food for the poor people, nowadays smoked eel is a very costly delicacy, the same as with Matjes-Hering.
Is smoked eel known over in the USA, did you ever taste it? An american friend visited us many years ago, we invited Jim and his wife to a smoked eel dinner, in a trad. local restaurant, located in a several hundred years old farmhouse, close to our Zwischenahner Meer. Jim and his wife looked at the platter of smoked eels, asking: "What is it, smoked rattlesnake...???"
After telling Jim, it was a local seafood delicacy, Jim ate up 3! smoked eels, he was exited about this stuff...
The best place in the world to enjoy trad. german smoked eel. http://www.derspieker.de/
Here a photo of Der Spieker
This building is over 500 years old, a part of our local "Museumsdorf", and the Spieker-Restaurant inside this building is known by fans all over the world, for the best smoked eel, and the worldwide best Bauernfrühstück (Farmers Breakfast)
CU in Germany!
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