How to Cook Herring Roe

Written by eulalia palomo | 13/05/2017
How to Cook Herring Roe
Herring is an oily fish that lives in coastal areas of the world's northern temperate oceans. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Light, creamy herring roe has a fishy flavour and a delicate texture. In Japanese culinary traditions, herring roe is served with rice as sushi. The Scandinavians use herring and herring roe in a variety of dishes. Herring is a strong tasting ocean fish that is rich in healthy fats and oils like omega-3 fatty acids. Cooking herring roe takes only a few minutes. Served on toast it makes a delicious appetizer or a full meal in itself.

Place 2 tbsp of butter or cooking oil in a frying pan. Place the pan on medium heat until the oil is hot. Butter stops bubbling right before it burns, so watch it carefully and add the herring roe before the butter burns.

Lay the herring roe into the hot butter or oil and cook it for four to six minutes. Add salt and pepper as desired.

Slide a spatula under the herring roe and flip them over. Cook for an additional two to four minutes. The total cooking time should be between six and eight minutes.

Remove the herring roe from the pan and place them on a serving plate or lay them over buttered toast for a tasty snack.

Things you need

  • Frying pan
  • Oil or butter
  • Spatula

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