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Masago Caviar

from Iceland by Markys
Item description Temp PRICE PER OZ Price Qty Sku
1 oz, glass jar chilled $15.40 $15.40 1502401

Masago Caviar

You probably have seen this bright and colorful roe on top of your sushi rolls and loved the crunchy, sweet-salty flavor of Masago, the eggs of the Capelin, popularly used in Japanese cuisine.

Masago is the roe (eggs) of the Capelin or smelt fish, a member of the salmon family. This fish produces tiny, vivid orange eggs that are slightly sweet. Preserved in salt, they have a wonderful crunchy texture that is a joy to bite into, and a very mild flavor that doesn’t overpower other ingredients but rather is a very accommodating partner. Served in a cluster of small eggs on top of nigiri and other rolls, or even topping maki cones, they add great color and texture to sushi, and other Japanese dishes.

Sometimes confused for Tobikko, the eggs from the flying fish, you’ll find masago roe is smaller and with a smoother texture, but they can perfectly be used interchangeably for most garnishing purposes. Tobiko is also sometimes found dyed into different colors, whereas Masago is typically served in its original orange hue.

Use masago to garnish sushi rolls, but also to decorate and add a pleasant crunch and bright color to sushi and rice bowls, poke bowls, cold soups and even pasta dishes. Keep in mind that these won’t add a lot of flavor, but rather are a fun, mild garnish.

Ingredients: smelt roe, salt, soy sauce, sugar, monosodium glumate, FD&C, Yellow #6
Storage: 29 - 32 F
Availability: Usually ships within 1 business days. Product is perishable and must ship via Overnight service.

Product Reviews

Great flavor, luv these. But why can’t you get the bigger packages back in stock! It’s been since last summer??!!!
Kathy from Browns Mills, NJ
Great product but seemed pricey just for a 1oz jar.
Lisa from Portland, TX
Packaging was fantastic! Came on time for my sushi making party!
Karen from OLIVIA, MN
Good product
Sherilvon from Chicago, IL
Salty, but not overpowering. Like to put a little on my deviled eggs. Makes a great presentation.
Kathleen from Hemet, CA

Questions and Answers

Q:Can it be frozen after opening
A:We do not suggest freeing opened caviar. Doing so will cause it to loose texture and crystalize.
Q:can I freeze unopened jar to use at a later date?
A:Yes, Masago caviar can be successfully frozen.
Q:What are the ingredients in this caviar?
A:The ingredients are: smelt roe, salt, soy sauce, sugar, monosodium glumate, FD&C, Yellow #6.
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