- Kate Taylor
Shake Shack just added an eel burger to the menu.
The Madison Square Park Shake Shack location in New York City is serving the new burger on Friday and Saturday. The burger was created through a partnership with Fergus Henderson, the Michelin-award-winning chef at the London restaurant St. John.
Despite the burger’s impressive credentials, many at Business Insider were skeptical about the somewhat fishy concept.
So, we decided to order two eel burgers and decide for ourselves.
The verdict: Shake Shack’s eel burger is surprisingly tasty! The smoked eel is shaped into a patty, which tastes like a rich smoked fish dip.
The eel’s smokiness is complemented by slabs of bacon, the most traditional element of the burger. The patty is then topped with pickled red onion, creme fraîche, and fresh horseradish, which together cut through the smoky flavor nicely.
Overall, it’s an impressive burger that wouldn’t be out of place on the menu at a more expensive chain (the eel burger is priced at $9.99).
Burger lovers may prefer the classic Shack Burger. But, if you’re into smoked fish, the eel burger fits the bill perfectly.
Here’s a video of our eel-burger taste test: