Herring roes

Herring roes

Postby grandsire02 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:45 am

I've been smoking kippers for some time (they can't touch you for it!) and have always discarded the entrails after preparing the herrings. It seems a shame to throw the roes away as they are considered a delicacy by some, so I thought I would have a go at smoking those as well while the smoker is going. There is one thing I cannot get an answer to however - depending on whether the herring was a boy or girl determines whether you get soft or hard roe. Which type would normally be smoked, or is either equally tasty?
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Re: Herring roes

Postby Snags » Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:37 am

Im only aware of Botargo and that is done with female roe
Male roe is referred to as soft roe.
http://fishcooking.about.com/od/smokebr ... ttarga.htm
yet to take the plunge still researching
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Re: Herring roes

Postby ped » Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:35 am

Roe is the female bit (eggs) harder bit, Milt is the male bit (sperm) softer bit. I would suggest you smoke the roe, and with the milt, just coat it in seasoned flour and fry in butter....delicious on toast :drool:
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Re: Herring roes

Postby grandsire02 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:14 am

Thanks, guys - that has answered my question!
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