Saturday, February 07, 2009

Perfect Herring

I am crazy about fish roes. These elegantly shaped herring roes can be found in most of Japanese markets in southern California. They are perfect when you feel the need to challenge your palate with an extraordinary crunchy texture.


Roe Dressing
Caper, a few
Parsley, few leaves, finely chopped
Paprika, a dash
Olive oil, about 2 tablespoons or as desired
Zest of lemon

For Salad:
Micro greens, as desired

Salad Dressing:
Olive oil, about 2 tablespoons or as desired
Muscat vinegar, a few drops
Freshly ground sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Soak the roes in water for ½ day. The ones in the Japanese market will require at least ½ day of soaking.

Mix the roes and the salad dressing separately then set them aside.

Sauté the roes in butter and olive oil in a large pan until brown and fully cooked. Make sure not to over cook the roe or it will be tough.

Place the cooked roe in a serving plate. Drip the dressing over the roe for taste and presentation. Arrange salad next to the roe, pour over the salad dressing and serve.

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