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Roe, caviar that is not caviar, eggses, et al.


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I'm going to go right out and say that, so far as I'm concerned, salmon and ocean trout roe are superior products to caviar. Not just in a bang-for-buck sense. But in the sense if I could buy both for exactly the same price, I'd go the salmon/trout route every time. Wonderful stuff. But there's a product I've yet to experience that I see avaliable damn near everywhere: the unfortunately-named lumpfish roe. Is this something I want to try? Or is it just cheap shit (which, really, on a per-jar level, is only a couple of dollars cheaper than some very nice salmon/trout roe?)?

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Lumpfish roe in a jar as you find it in the supermarket tends to be waaaaaaaaaaay oversalted crap, but it's what I ate until I grew up and discovered ossetra and salmon caviar. The farmed lumpfish is pretty good, but I agree that salmon gives you the biggest taste reward, especially if not oversalted.

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