January 6, the Epiphany, marked the end of the holiday season but I’m still thinking about my favorite holiday dish, capitone (female eel). I’m a bit obsessed with it. Slippery on the outside but tender, pure white and tasty eel appears on many tables across Italy on Christmas Eve.
My traditional family recipe is marinated eel but recipes range from spit-roasted and fried to stewed and grilled. I’ve come to love grilled eel. It’s simple to prepare and delicious.
Step 2: place eel pieces on grill