Green Eel - Anguilla rostrata (American Eel)

Shellfish  <<  Green Eel

 Monterey Fish Market Seafood Index photograph of Green Eel,  Anguilla rostrata  (American Eel)
 

Range:

The Chesapeake Bay to Rhode Island

Seasonality:

Year-round, best during the coldest months of the year

Method of Capture:

Trap

Sustainability Consideration:

Due to waterway degradation, over-fishing, exposure to lethal contaminants and changes in natural mortality, the American Eel is undergoing status review.

Size Range:

.5 to 3 pounds

Flavor and Texture:

Rich, fatty and grassy with a a meaty, chewy and juicy texture

Cooking Tips:

grill, smoke, stew, poach, marinate & steam