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!
post edited by Stephen Rushmore Jr. - 2009/07/28 20:58:59