Do shad do it?
Shad and shad roe
Posted 08 March 2019 - 04:06 PM
I think it's just a matter of calling ahead as they don't bother offering it retail.
Posted 09 March 2019 - 04:09 AM
The store I talked with said on Tuesday that they'd let me know what good egg sacs would come their way.
It's Friday night. I think they kept them for themselves.
Posted 23 March 2019 - 04:16 PM
Alas, the fresh roe (from a John Dory) turned out to be so mild that it was barely noticeable amid the potato/olive oil/lemon/pepper. I'll toss the rest with some pasta, but next time I'll try making taramasalata with the jarred, smoked/salted stuff.
Posted 23 March 2019 - 07:26 PM
Posted 23 March 2019 - 07:46 PM
Posted 23 March 2019 - 08:44 PM
If you do, please be careful to completely remove the roe sac first as it has many blood vessels and John Dory (despite not being an oily fish) can have very high histamine levels.
Posted 23 March 2019 - 08:50 PM
Thanks for the advice. It looks like Josh Karpf brined it first. Maybe he'll weigh in.
Posted 23 March 2019 - 08:55 PM
Brining would also help pull the blood out.
Posted 24 March 2019 - 02:09 AM
Huh. After removing the sac I soaked the eggs only in cold water, not a brine. Its only fault was mildness, not inducing diarrhea, headache, rhinoconjunctival symptoms, asthma, hypotension, arrhythmia, urticaria, pruritus, flushing, and other conditions in patients with histamine intolerance. I'm grateful to apparently not have that intolerance.