いくら | Salmon Roe
Type: Roe
Season: Fall.

Salmon Roe – don’t you dare call it “Salmon Caviar” – is the nutrient rich, sweet (or salty, depending on marinade) tasting nectar of the sushi world. First brought over from Russia – Ikura is actually derived from the Russian word “Ikra”, meaning fish eggs – Salmon Roe is now a staple as Gunkan Maki on sushi menus from high-end omakase joints to your neighborhood all-you-can-eat for virtually the entire calendar year. Each restaurant will have a different approach to serving, but expect a soy-sauce and sake type marinade to draw the flavours out. 

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