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Aug 10, 2009 03:12 PM

Lumpfish Roe from Ikea any ideas?

i picked up this poor mans 'caviar' from ikea recently and want to incorporate it into a dish. any ideas? thanks guys

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  1. a taramasalata of some sort? maybe served up with a fried potato wedge or eggplant slices?

    1. You can't cook with it unless you are really into hard boiled fish eggs. Use as you would the sturgeon caviar and sprinkle on chopped eggs, onions and cream cheese on a blini. They are usually saltier than the expensive stuff but at a tasting with Beluga, Sevruga and Ossetra the lumpfish won because the majority of people there feel that that what caviar should taste like. Probably because that's what was on all those canapes at weddings, bar mitzvahs, etc piled on top of the cream cheese on the toast points with smoked salmon.

      1. I make a "caviar pie" that's a great appetizer for a gathering: Make a dryish egg salad from about a dozen eggs and spread in the bottom of an 8 or 9 inch springform. cover with a layer of chopped onion. Cover that with a mixture of 2/3 cup sour cream and 8 ounces cream cheese which have been blended together. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Just before serving, uncover, remove sides of springform and spread with black caviar (inexpensive caviar is fine--I use a 3.5 or 4 ounce jar of lumpfish).

        serve with toast points or plain crackers. (I use Arnold white bread, cut in quarters and toasted in the broiler on a cookie sheet.)

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        1. re: Marion Morgenthal

          that sounds great, marion!

          will have to try it out -- giving credit, of course :)

        2. Whip some heavy cream plain, without sugar, of course. Gently fold in the lumpfish roe and a little Dijon mustard. Use this airy French-inspired "sauce" atop chilled lobster, shrimp, poached fish, or even some rare, cold roast beef.

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          1. re: shaogo

            lobster's cheap here in elmhurst, my mothers in town sounds like a winning combination! thanks!

          2. thanks so much guys!! i play music but when im not i cook. @ Marion- sorry to ask this, im new...but whats a springform sounds delicious! recipe?

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            1. re: icelandadam

              A springform pan has removable sides, it is often used for making cheesecakes. Picture and explanation here. Don't be sorry to ask questions, that's how we all learned to cook!