How to make it

  • So you don’t end up hand-picking through the egg skeins. You cover the eggs with hot water (which toughens the membrane and makes it semi-opaque), poke and agitate with a chopstick to loosen the eggs from the membrane and then swirl the chopsticks around the bowl in a circle, which entangles the membrane around so it can be removed.
  • 1. Clean eggs by method described above. Do this part quickly to minimize the time the roe spends in the hot water. Drain, then place in refrigerator for 15 minutes to chill.
  • 2. Measure roe and prepare brine. For each cup of eggs, mix 1 cup cold water and 1/4 cup salt. Stir this periodically to dissolve the salt as you complete the next step.
  • 3. Spread roe on flat surface and finish picking out bits of squished eggs or membrane.
  • 4. Soak roe in saltwater for 30 minutes. Drain and quickly pick out any last bits of membrane, which will have turned white from the saltwater.
  • 5. Rinse quickly, drain again, store in tightly closed containers in refrigerator.

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  • LakeConroePenny 7 years ago
    I have 2-1/2 lb bag of frozen salmon roe from my brother's recent trip to Alaska.
    Can I use this recipe?
    Should I let the hot water defrost it, or should I defrost in fridge first?
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    victoriaregina ate it and said...
    How great is this. If I had cool cash I would have caviar every single day. Saved and flagged amd of course a 5. Thank you!
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    juels ate it and said...
    Hey, this IS awesome! I'm from Russia and LOVE salmon caviar. They sell it for a lot of money on-line. I wish I could stumble on some inside the fish, so I could make this!
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  • gourmetloveaffair 10 years ago
    How very cool! I've only had experience gutting trout, (never heard of trout roe have ya? lol) But this would come in very handy if we ever make it up to Alaska!
    Thanks for the awesome how-to!
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