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Japanese Tobiko Salad Recipe - help!!

relativeways1 Nov 2, 2009 10:39 PM

I've made this salad a bunch of times and have had it at random Japanese restaurants, but I was trying to look online to see what 'twists' people have put in it, and couldn't seem to find a recipe on it.

It's essentially: cucumbers, crab, tobiko (roe) mixed together with some kewpie mayonnaise.

I was wondering if anyone here has made it before, and what they've done to it.

At my favourite restaurant, they put in slivers of octopus to give it a different texture, and it also tastes a bit different, although I can't figure out what!

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    andi Nov 3, 2009 11:51 AM

    Add some hijiki and a little slivered shiso to give it a kick. I try to put shiso in all Japanese salads.

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    1. re: andi
      greenstate Nov 3, 2009 01:03 PM

      I've had it with raw scallops and spicy mayo, with tobiko on top. Is that spicy mayo always kewpie mayo?

      1. re: greenstate
        hotoynoodle Nov 3, 2009 02:32 PM

        generally, yes.

    2. jnk Nov 3, 2009 04:07 AM

      At one of my favorite restaurants, they make use raw salmon, tuna, yellowtail, tobiko, seaweed salad, some squid and spicy japanese mayo. One of my favorites.

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