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Eel Matelote
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Eel Matelote (anime)
Information
Chef Ryō Kurokiba
Primary Ingredients Eel
Potatoes
Brioche
Cuisine Type French
Dish Type Matelote
Menu Category Main Course
Media Appearances
Manga Debut Chapter 92
Anime Debut Episode 31

Eel Matelote is a dish made by Ryō Kurokiba against Akira Hayama during the 43rd Annual Tōtsuki Autumn Election's Main Tournament: Semifinals.

DescriptionEdit

A French recipe adaptation by Ryō using eel. The eel is simmered in red wine while fried with a eel crepiné fat netting. Inside the eel is an explosive yet bizarre combination with the sourness of dried japanese plums. Combined together with its garnitures of the texturful mashed potatoes and the fluffy brioche, this dish can make anyone who eats it abandon all restraint and surrender to their most base desires to simply gorge it all down like a wild animal.

RecipeEdit

  • Eel (Simmered)
    • Bouquet Garni
    • Cinnamon
    • Eel Crepiné[1]
    • Dried Japanese Plums
    • Red Wine
    • Parsley
  • Homemade Brioche[2]
    • Egg
    • Butter
    • Flour
  • Potatoes (Mashed)
  • Eel Sauce
    • Concentrated Eel Fond
      • Bouquet Garni
      • Cinnamon
      • Eel Crepiné[1]
      • Dried Japanese Plums
      • Red Wine

Gallery Edit

Real FactsEdit

  • Matelote is a French fish soup (also described as a stew or chowder.) It is made from freshwater fish, unlike the better-known Bouillabaisse, which is made from saltwater seafood. The fish used are eel, salmon, and carp. The broth is based on fish stock, and either red or white wine.[3]
    • Caul fat, also known as lace fatomentumcrépine or fat netting, is the thin membrane which surrounds the stomach internal organs of some animals, such as cows, sheep, and pigs, also known as the greater omentum. It is used as a casing for sausages, roulades, pâtés, and various other meat dishes. Examples of such dishes are Swiss atriau, French crépinette, Cypriot sheftalia, English faggots, and Italian fegatelli. In the traditional Ukrainian and Russian cuisine, caul fat, known as salnik or salnyk, was usually filled with kasha and liver, and baked in a clay pot in the Russian oven.[1]
  • Brioche (/ˈbriːoʊʃ, -ɒʃ/; French: [bʁi.ɔʃ]) is a pastry of French origin that is similar to a highly enriched bread, and whose high egg and butter content (400 grams for each kilogram of flour) give it a rich and tender crumb. Chef Joel Robuchon describes it as "light and slightly puffy, more or less fine, according to the proportion of butter and eggs." It has a dark, golden, and flaky crust, frequently accentuated by an egg wash applied after proofing. Brioche is considered a Viennoiserie, in that it is made in the same basic way as bread, but has the richer aspect of a pastry because of the extra addition of eggs, butter, liquid (milk, water, cream, and, sometimes, brandy) and occasionally a bit of sugar. Brioche, along with pain au lait and pain aux raisins—which are commonly eaten at breakfast or as a snack—form a leavened subgroup of Viennoiserie. Brioche is often cooked with fruit or chocolate chips and served on its own, or as the basis of a dessert with many local variations in added ingredients, fillings or toppings.[2]

Trivia Edit

  • Matelote literally means Seaman in French.

Reference Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Wikipedia page on Caul Fat
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wikipedia page on Brioche
  3. Matelote