Recipe courtesy of Hank Pennington
Episode: Tasting Alaska
Save Recipe Print
Total:
12 hr 12 min
Active:
12 hr
Level:
None

Ingredients

Directions

In a large glass or stainless steel container, mix salt into water, stirring thoroughly until dissolved. With wire-mesh deep frying basket or other 1/4-inch metal screen, gently separate eggs from egg sack over bowl, by rubbing sack along screen. Take care not to scrape membrane from the egg sack, even if it means leaving some eggs behind. Pour brine mixture over eggs and allow to soak 12 minutes, stirring occasionally. (Soaking times for other salmon species: Sockeye or Red: 6 minutes; Pink or Humpy: 8 minutes; Coho or Silver: 10 minutes; King or Chinook: 14 minutes). While eggs soak, use tweezers to remove bits of membrane and broken eggshells. When soaking is complete, pour eggs into colander to drain. Rinse eggs quickly with cold water and drain for a few minutes. Cover colander with plastic wrap, place over bowl, allowing it to continue draining in refrigerator. After 8 to 12 hours, transfer the now-sticky eggs into glass bowl. Gently fold in just enough olive oil to make the individual eggs shiny and slick. Serving Suggestions: Salmon or red caviar prepared this way is much less salty than the commercial variety, allowing the sweet flavor of the fresh roe to emerge. Because of the lower salt levels however, it should be refrigerated and consumed within 3 to 4 days. Its mild flavor lends itself to serving with cream cheese and crackers. A traditional favorite is salmon caviar atop celery sticks stuffed with cream cheese. Salmon caviar is delightful when added to salads with creamy herb or ranch-style dressing. This mild version of salmon caviar will be a welcome alternative to the more strongly flavored ikura salmon eggs used in Japanese sushi or sashimi.;

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Get the recipe

Grilled Sheet Pan Paella 00:48

A grill and a sheet pan are all you need to whip up paella for a crowd.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Fresh Corn Tomato Salad

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Fresh Peach Cake

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Fresh Tomato, Basil, and Garlic Sauce over Angel Hair Pasta

Recipe courtesy of Wolfgang Puck

Smoked Salmon Frittata

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Smoked Salmon Spread

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Salmon with Olive Vinaigrette

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Fresh Chum Salmon Caviar

Recipe courtesy of Hank Pennington

Caviar and Salmon Parfait

Recipe courtesy of Michael Lomonaco

Smoked Salmon and Caviar Sushi

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Get Cooking

          Food Network Apps

          In the Kitchen

          Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

          Facebook Messenger

          Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.