Japanese Unagi Recipe

Japanese Unagi, or freshwater eel, is a popular dish in Japan. It is a tasty, savory flavor that is unique compared to other dishes. Japanese Unagi is typically served grilled and glazed with sweet and savory sauce, but it can also be served raw and cold. No matter how you prepare it, Unagi is sure to be a delicious dish. Here is a simple Unagi recipe that is sure to please.


– 8 ounces of fresh Unagi, cut into 1 inch pieces
– 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
– 1 tablespoon of sake or mirin
– 1 tablespoon of sugar
– 2 tablespoons of cooking sake
– 2 tablespoons of water
– 2 tablespoons of vegetable or canola oil for grilling
– Salt and pepper to taste


1. Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
2. In a small bowl, mix together the soy sauce, sake or mirin, sugar, cooking sake, water and salt and pepper.
3. Liberally baste the Unagi pieces with the marinade and let it stand for 15 minutes.
4. Place the Unagi pieces on the hot grill and cook for 6-8 minutes, flipping once or twice and basting with marinade.
5. Serve the cooked Unagi with cooked rice and your favorite sides.

This dish is sure to please, and is usually served at special occasions. No matter the setting, Unagi is sure to be a delicious and savory addition to any meal. Enjoy!