Jang-Uh Gui / Grilled eel

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Jang-Uh Gui (장어구이) is a Korean dish that means grilled eel. Grilled eel is a popular delicacy in Korea known for its health benefits. Its taste is similar to raw salmon, squid, and lobster. Cooking Jang-Uh Gui can be relatively difficult to master, but once you get familiar with preparing this dish, you can prepare it much easier and faster.

How to make Jang-Uh Gui (장어구이)

To make this dish, start by mixing the marinade. The ingredients for the marinade are composed of hot pepper paste, soy sauce, chopped green onion, garlic, sesame salt, ginger juice, rice wine, starch syrup, sesame oil, sugar, and gochugaru. Mix all these ingredients in a pan and cook. Let it cook for several minutes and once it thickens, remove it from the stove and prepare your eel.

Jang-Uh Gui / Grilled eel

Jang-Uh Gui / Grilled eel

Serves: 2 Prep Time: 15 Cooking Time: 20 20

Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat

Rating: 5.0/5

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1 large/medium sized fresh water eel
2 tbsp hot pepper paste
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp chopped green onion
1 tbsp chopped garlic
1 tbsp sesame salt
1 tbsp ginger juice
1 tbsp rice wine
1 tsp starch syrup
1 tsp sesame oil
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp gochugaru
Skewers (wooden or metal)



  1. Mix all ingredients other than the fish into a saucepan and cook.
  2. Once the sauce thickens, set aside and let it cool, ready to be brushed onto an eel.
  3. Place the eel on a chopping board and remove the head.
  4. Insert a knife through the belly side of the eel and open its abdomen and spread it wide.
  5. Remove the tail along with intestines and bones. Freshly rinse the eel in cold water to remove any leftover particles.
  6. Vertically cut large eel into 3-4 pieces and small eel into 2 pieces.
  7. Insert skewers vertically into the eel to prevent it from curling while cooking.
  8. Once the preparation of the eel is complete, apply sauce to marinate.
  9. Broil 15-20 minutes until fish is fully cooked.
  10. Brush additional sauce while broiling if desired.


  1. Follow steps 1-8 from the directions above.
  2. For grilling, marinate fish for 1 hour.
  3. Place eel on a grill until fish is cooked.
  4. Brush additional sauce while grilling if desired.

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