- Clean and rinse the eel and cut into pieces of between 5 and 6 cm/2 inches
- Poach the eel for 10 minutes in the fish stock
- Rinse the herbs and chop them finely
- Make a white sauce with the butter or margarine, flower and fish stock
- Add the chopped herbs and season with salt, pepper and lemon juice
- Allow to boil for a few minutes
- Carefully mix the eel into the sauce
- Serve with brown bread or fries.
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- 25 minutes
- 25 minutes
- 1 kg/2,2 lb eel
- fish stock
- 50 g/1,8 oz butter or margarine
- 30 g/1 oz flour
- 250 g/8,8 oz sorrel
- a few sprigs of parsley and chervil
- lemon juice
- salt and pepper