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Old 01-13-2014, 06:06 PM   #1
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Salmon Roe

I'd like to try this recipe:
Ikura Don Page 2 of 2 Noob Cook Recipes

but don't want to spend a lot on salmon egg roe----- and I don't need caviar quality for this.

Any idea where to buy it? I hear that Costco might sell it in large containers but if the container is too large I'd couldn't use it all---- and that might cost a lot. My Costco isn't one of the larger ones----- and in a city that isn't noted for culinary interests.

I haven't checked at the one good Asian food market here in my smallish city but will soon.

Any ideas?
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Old 01-13-2014, 06:11 PM   #2
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never seen salmon or any other fish roe in costco.
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Old 01-13-2014, 06:30 PM   #3
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I've never seen salmon roe in the Asian markets near me, and that includes a couple of large supermakets in Little Tokyo. Never needed any so perhaps I wasn't looking hard enough...

That dish looks delish. I've had ikura (salmon roe sushi) at sushi joints and love them. Love uni (sea urchin) too.
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Old 01-13-2014, 06:32 PM   #4
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I'd like to try this recipe:
Ikura Don Page 2 of 2 Noob Cook Recipes

but don't want to spend a lot on salmon egg roe----- and I don't need caviar quality for this.

Any idea where to buy it? I hear that Costco might sell it in large containers but if the container is too large I'd couldn't use it all---- and that might cost a lot. My Costco isn't one of the larger ones----- and in a city that isn't noted for culinary interests.

I haven't checked at the one good Asian food market here in my smallish city but will soon.

Any ideas?
Would your local supermarket have small tins of salmon "caviar" or roe
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Old 01-14-2014, 10:21 AM   #5
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Thanks to everyone who replied------

MadCook----- my supermarket might have some, but if it's labeled caviar it might cost too much (for me) for what should be a rather simple, maybe not too expensive, dish.

I will ask my Whole Foods-type seafood dept. if they can get it. They were able to order turkey tails for me.
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Old 01-14-2014, 12:20 PM   #6
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First of all judging by the recipe you do need red salmon caviar. That is exactly what Japanese call Ikura. If this the case you have couple options. Regular groceries are crazy expensive, you need to go to a Russian store. There you might find a reasonably priced red caviar. Second option is to look on line. Here is one site I hear a lot of good things about:
https://globalseafoods.com/.
Personally I've never bought from them, but that's only because I keep kosher and the stuff there is not. My favorite caviar is Peter Pan brand or Haifa fish in N.Y.
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Old 01-14-2014, 12:33 PM   #7
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First of all judging by the recipe you do need red salmon caviar. That is exactly what Japanese call Ikura. If this the case you have couple options. Regular groceries are crazy expensive, you need to go to a Russian store. There you might find a reasonably priced red caviar. Second option is to look on line. Here is one site I hear a lot of good things about:
https://globalseafoods.com/.
Personally I've never bought from them, but that's only because I keep kosher and the stuff there is not. My favorite caviar is Peter Pan brand or Haifa fish in N.Y.
Thank you---- I did look at the prices and Sockeye Salmon caviar isn't too expensive, for the amount you get. Since that store is also in the PNW perhaps I can find a local supplier that buys from them. (Assuming that they have to be kept refrigerated and the shipping might cost a lot!)

Or I could just gorge myself on roe for days on end.

(No Russian store here, I'm pretty sure!)
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Old 01-14-2014, 12:35 PM   #8
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Maybe you could buy a small amount from a sushi restaurant.
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Maybe you could buy a small amount from a sushi restaurant.
GG---- That will be one thing I'll try----- that and the local fisherman's shack here which has really fresh fish (the people behind the counter are the same guys that go out on the boat!). I love that ambiance.

I guess salmon eggs for fishing wouldn't be the same thing, right??
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What is PNW? Or rather where is it? Like I said, the caviar will keep in the freezer easily for a year.
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What is PNW? Or rather where is it? Like I said, the caviar will keep in the freezer easily for a year.
Pacific Northwest.
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It tells me absolutely nothing. Would that be like Seattle?
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What is PNW? Or rather where is it? Like I said, the caviar will keep in the freezer easily for a year.
PNW = Pacific North West

Good to know that it will freeze. I have unlimited long distance so I may just give them a call.
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A fish market that caters to sushi grade fish will have them in small quantity's.
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It tells me absolutely nothing. Would that be like Seattle?
Yes. Washington state, Oregon... that area of the country.

Regarding salmon roe, I see it in small jars in the grocery store here. Not terribly expensive, at least compared to other types.
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What is PNW? Or rather where is it?
I'm sorry CharlieD for not making it clear where the PNW is.

PNW as I, in my provincialism mind-set, is usually Oregon and Washington States in the United States of America on the west coast of the North American continent, above the Equator, on the North American tectonic plate (mostly, but there are some overlaps like such as the Juan de Fuca tectonic plate). Before that there was Pangaea, which broke up and formed Laurentia (North America). Depending on your beliefs of mythology before all those there was GAIA.

Earth, the globe, is in the Milky Way.
The Milky Way is part of the Local Group of galaxies, which forms a subcomponent of the Virgo Supercluster.
The Virgo Supercluster is part of the Universe.
Which is big.

But back to managable data:

47.6097 N, 122.3331 W
Seattle, Coordinates
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Earth, the globe, is in the Milky Way.
The Milky Way is part of the Local Group of galaxies, which forms a subcomponent of the Virgo Supercluster.
The Virgo Supercluster is part of the Universe.
Which is big.

But back to managable data:

47.6097 N, 122.3331 W
Seattle, Coordinates
Do you own a Cave? :)
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Do you own a Cave? :)
No, but I live in one and just come out every now and then to annoy people!
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No, but I live in one and just come out every now and then to annoy people!
:) ....Oh well....with that username and the references to the Universe I figured you owned a vintage Cave telescope...
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Thanks to everyone who replied------

MadCook----- my supermarket might have some, but if it's labeled caviar it might cost too much (for me) for what should be a rather simple, maybe not too expensive, dish.

I will ask my Whole Foods-type seafood dept. if they can get it. They were able to order turkey tails for me.
Tinned salmon row isn't expensive here. Salmon is farmed and cheap in most places and even farmed salmon produce roe.
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