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[HR-41] Herring Roe on Kelp & Salmon Roe Set


We proudly present our carefully chosen extra thick salted herring roe on kelp. Both ides of the kelp is densely covered naturally by wild spawning herring with their roe. Enjoy their ocean fresh aroma and pleasant crispness. Because of herrings' fertility, both salted herring roe and salted herring roe on kelp is a symbolic food of improving one's posterity.

Our Salmon Roe is taken from Chum Salmon, whose roe is renowned for their large size. Great for seafood salad, sushi, or just simply serve on steamed rice.

Contents : Salted Herring Roe on Kelp 300g x 1, Salmon Roe 180g x 1


Please do not freeze the herring roe as this would cause them to lose their unique crisp texture. Herring roe is sensitive to both light and temperature, so wrap them up in paper and keep them in the refrigerator for storage. If kept in the refrigerator, an unopened package will last for 5-6 months. Even after the package has been opened, they will be good for 2-3 months as long as they are kept in strong salt water. After the herring roe has been desalted, they can be stored in the refrigerator, but it is best to eat them while they are fresh.

  • How to desalt
    First, the herring roe is soaked in 1L of water with a teaspoon of salt. After 2 hours, replace the herring roe in fresh salt water. Repeat these steps 3-4 times. This desalting process allows the excess salt from the herring roe to move into the salt water, while retaining the natural flavour of the herring roe. It is a bad idea to do this in pure water since it would result in the removal of the salt only on the outside of the herring roe and would give the herring roe a bitter flavour.   
  • Matsumae-Zuke
    Mix the herring roe pieces with shredded surume (dried squid) and marinate them in a sauce containing soy sauce, mirin (rice wine).
  • Ikura Don
    Top a hot bowl of rice with some white radish shoots and salmon roe. Pour some 'wasabi jyo-yu' (wasabi and soy sauce mixture) on top and enjoy a traditional Japanese delicious 'donburi'.