Ikura sushi

Salmon roe (ikura) for sushi is prepared by soaking them in soy sauce and Japanese rice wine (sake). The process helps in removing the strong fishy flavor and makes the texture of the roe smoother and lighter. Each individual roe remains swollen, lightens up in color, and the texture becomes more enjoyable to the palate.

If you think that the taste of the roe is too overpowering, just add quail eggs and cucumber slices to neutralize the flavor.

Since the salmon roe are immersed in soy sauce, one does not need to add more later on.  A little wasabi enhances the sweet flavors from the richness of the roe.

This type of sushi is a bit easier to prepare than the others since you make the shape like a battle ship :D not the usual round form.

Click here for recipe.

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Lesleyanne –   – (January 13, 2011 at 3:06 PM)  

wow. the sushi looks good and delicious.ang cute ng salmon roe. happy ftf weekend!

maiylah  – (January 13, 2011 at 3:23 PM)  

am not sure if i've tasted this already; most probably not, since i can't remember! hehehe... next time we eat at a Japanese restaurant I'll make sure we order at least one serving! :)

Mariuca  – (January 13, 2011 at 4:47 PM)  

I love fish roe, the more the better! yum! Happy weekend! :D

Autumn Belle  – (January 13, 2011 at 5:38 PM)  

Oishi desneh! This is my favourite sushi. I like the fishy taste when it burst inside my mouth ;>)

riz  – (January 13, 2011 at 9:45 PM)  

i had my 1st sushi (ftf post last week) at christmas...i'm going to copy this recipe for future sushi adventures:)))

can i buy this roe at the grocery store, what's the name? tnx, sis

luna miranda  – (January 13, 2011 at 9:53 PM)  

oh, G, i'm slobbering while looking at your photos! ikura is an exquisite delicacy.

We Ate This!  – (January 14, 2011 at 1:09 AM)  

Luna is right - it is very exquisite! Naglalaway ako bigla. Great photo, too, sees =)

docgelo  – (January 14, 2011 at 4:15 AM)  

wow! my salivary glands got stimulated! sarap!
i love japanese food; now this post made me miss my days in tokyo last year.

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gengen  – (January 14, 2011 at 5:41 AM)  

Very interesting never tasted it. Happy FTF!

Mylene  – (January 14, 2011 at 5:59 AM)  

The salmon roe looks jelly in the photo :). I haven't seen this kind of sushi, nevertheless this looks yummy.

FoodTripFriday  – (January 14, 2011 at 6:59 AM)  

ang cute! parang maliliit na sago, :D

One Dish at a Time  – (January 14, 2011 at 10:36 AM)  

not a fan, but it looks really pretty though...

dhemz  – (January 14, 2011 at 1:05 PM)  

fresh na fresh...am sure mahal...ehheehe! thanks for dropping by sis...glad to be here....:)

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Arlene  – (January 14, 2011 at 6:08 PM)  

ang cute cute nito pero di ko sure if i wanna try it. :) ang galing mo pala gumawa nito, sis G! si ako masyadong daring dyan sa wasabe and the fresh fish eggs. :)

newlyweds  – (January 15, 2011 at 12:49 AM)  

i love that, sadly no sushi for me until baby`s out

AC  – (January 15, 2011 at 4:49 AM)  

waah! another sushi torture here!!! I really need to learn doing sushi myself kung ayaw kong ma desprive ako ng mahabang panahon... hahaha!!! di kase ako makahanap ng sake dito...

di naman pala feel ni hubby ang pork... buti nalang! haha!!! wag ka na mag effort sis... =) sa sarap naman ng mga niluluto mo, kery na walang porkchop! lol

blankPixels of Certified Foodies  – (January 15, 2011 at 5:34 AM)  

I honestly haven't had any decent sushi except for California Maki sushi. But, trying all kinds of sushi (except those that have ingredients I'm allergic to *LOL*) is now on my bucket list. The photos made me more determined to fulfill that.

Clarissa  – (January 15, 2011 at 5:12 PM)  

Mommy G,alam mo ba di kumakain ng sushi ang asawa ko?Minsan iniisip ko baka napeke lang ako ng asawa kong hapon kasi di cya kumakain ng sushi,sashimi,tapos ayaw pa ng natto lol!Fave naman ng mga anak ko ang ikura minus the wasabi.Yours is perfect!!

Enjoy your weekend and thanks for always dropping by,Mommy G^_^

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