Potted Salmon Roe

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By F. Marian McNeill

Published 2015

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(Old Tweedside Recipe)


  • salmon roe
  • milk
  • water
  • salt
  • saltpetre
  • spirit of nitre,


Take the roe from a fish as nearly spawning as possible. Wash the roe well in milk-and-water, and then in cold water, till it come clean off. Afterwards put the roe in a sieve and drain fifteen minutes. To salt them take eight ounces of salt to three pounds of spawn and let them lie in the brine forty-eight hours. Lay them on a board about three-fourths of a yard from the fire, letting them rem