Steelhead Salmon Roe

Preparation info
  • Makes

    2 to 3 pounds

    • Difficulty


Appears in

By Jeremiah Tower

Published 2002

  • About

One of the most wonderful women I ever met was a Bay Area Indian who brought me freshly processed steelhead caviar eggs every week during the season. Tasting them was a revelation. Until then, I had never seen commercially sold salmon eggs (even from the great Russian-French caviar houses) that were not glorified fish bait—oily, smelly, and inedible. Now of course there are many sources for delicious salmon eggs. Making them yourself is, however, much cheaper.

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