Spiv’s Soft Herring Roe Soufflé

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Appears in

Two Fat Ladies Obsessions

Two Fat Ladies Obsessions

By Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright

Published 1999

  • About

No flour is required in this soufflé, as the roes produce a good consistency. It always works, and is crisp on the top and gooey in the middle.


  • Butter and freshly grated Parmesan cheese for the dish
  • 1 lb soft herring or shad roe
  • 4


Generously butter a 7-inch-diameter soufflé dish and sprinkle the sides with a little Parmesan to aid the rising. Place upside down in the freezer until needed.

Remove the black stringy bits from the roes, and run under a hot tap to firm them up. Fry the roes gently in the butter for 5 minutes.

Work the roes and butter in a blender or a food processor, but do not purée until smo