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Where to buy smoked eel?

HowardL Apr 1, 2006 07:20 PM

I used to get smoked eel from Carl Ehmer's, on East 86 but, alas, the store no longer exists in New York. Can anyone suggest a deli (in Manhattan) where I can get a half pound of smoked eel to satisfy this peculiar jones? Thanx

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    JBS RE: HowardL Apr 5, 2006 08:36 PM

    I'm pretty sure Russ & Daughters on Houston would have smoked eel.

    For some truly sublime eel, call Ray Turner at Delaware Delicacies up in Hancock. He'll ship you some of the eel he catches, brines with honey and smokes over applewood in his backwoods smoking outfit. He's a real character - if you ever find yourself on the down-rent side of the Catskills (Delaware County), it is worth a trip to check out the stone smokehouse he built by hand.

    His number is 607-637-4443.

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