Lamprey (also known as ninja fish, fish with hidden head and tail) is a catfish, with an eel-like head and short whiskers; has one cranium but contains up to 2 brains; jawless and spineless; no eyes; usually eat at night. In particular, the fish body contains many slime-secreting glands located along the entire length of the body. When defending or fighting predators, the body will secrete slime that makes it impossible for predators to catch them.
Lampreys live mainly at depths of 500-1000m above sea level and water temperatures range from 5-8 degrees Celsius. They are found a lot on the Atlantic coast of Europe, North America and South America. western Mediterranean.
Lampreys live mainly at a depth of 500-1000m above sea level and the water temperature ranges from 5-8 degrees Celsius.
In Vietnam, lampreys often live in coral reefs, coastal areas or reefs in the central and southern regions. Ms. Van Ngoc (36 years old, HCMC) – who specializes in selling specialty shrimp and fish in Tan Binh district said: “In our country, lampreys include two types: black back and silk.
Black-backed is black on the back and white on the abdomen, living at depths of 300-500m below sea level.
Silk has an elongated shape with a pale pink skin, usually living at a depth of 1000, below sea level.
According to Ms. Van Ngoc, lamprey has an ugly shape, but when cooked, the meat has a bright white color that is very eye-catching, tough, almost like chicken and has a light aroma. Especially for a long time, they have been considered a fish for the nobility of Europe, a familiar food of the people of Korea, Japan, etc. In our country, people only eat suckerfish. few years ago. In particular, it only appears in pubs and restaurants, not yet popular in family meals.
The lamprey has an ugly shape, but when cooked, the flesh is bright white, very eye-catching, tough, almost like chicken and has a light aroma.
“Currently, most of the lampreys are sold in vacuum packaging, so each time my store imports only about a dozen packages and sells them to patrons at the price of 220,000-270,000 VND/kg. As for drinking shops or restaurants, they will import lampreys from the source, then bring them home for preliminary processing and vacuum to use gradually,” said Van Ngoc.
From lampreys, housewives can make 3 special dishes: grilled, um banana and stir-fried with lemongrass and chili.
There are many ways to cook grilled lamprey such as grilling all: grill the fish directly on a charcoal stove until it is golden brown, the sun tendons are edible; grilled satay: Marinate fish with fat of satay before grilling; grilled lemongrass: marinate fish with assorted flavors of dried onion, pepper, minced lemongrass for 10 minutes before grilling; Grilled bay leaves: marinate fish with satay and pepper. Then wrap the guise leaves around the fish and then grill it on a charcoal stove.
suckling fish um banana
After cleaning, the fish is cut into bite-sized pieces and marinated with freshly squeezed lime juice and chopped red onion and pepper coffee. Then prepare fried tofu, green banana peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces, then put oil in the pot and fry garlic until golden, then put the marinated fish in and stir-fry, add bananas and um until the fish is cooked, the bananas are soft enough to eat. . Then taste the seasoning and add braised tofu for 5 minutes to enjoy.
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