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Dec 10, 2009 11:51 AM

flying fish roe

I'm making sushi this weekend. Anyone know where to buy flying fish roe in the Milton/Quincy area?

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  1. The only place I have seen it is the new H-Mart in Burlington. They also have fresh Uni regularly too. A bit of a drive for you but it's the only place I know of.

    1. Sea to You always had it when they were on the Fish Pier. I haven't visited their new Brookline store but I'd check them out..likely to have it.

      Another idea is the Russian shops in Brookline, Bazaar would have salmon roe and Baltic Mkt in Southie has the salmon roe. It can make a good substitute for the flying fish roe.

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      1. re: 9lives

        Isn't salmon roe about 10 times the size (or more) of flying fish roe? Can't see how that would be a good substitute.

        1. re: justbeingpolite

          Salmon roe is indeed larger; but if you can't find flying fish roe, salmon roe or the more expensive sevruga, ossetra (my personal fave), or beluga will elevate a tuna or salmon sushi or sashimi dish. You're right, it's not a perfect substitute; but a good replacement

          A simple, well cut rectangular piece of the fish rolled around 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of roe is a delicious bite. Mix of flavor and texture.

          I tried to find a pic but no success. This will have to do...Cut across the grain and roll around flying fish or salmon roe..

          1. re: 9lives

            Thank you, all; no luck with the roe. It will be a fab party, though! Thanks agin for the help.

      2. New Deal Seafood on Cambridge Street in East Cambridge has flying fish and salmon roe. Courthouse down the street has had uni trays recently.

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        1. re: steinpilz

          Good call on New Deal and Courthouse. Since this pic, I've bought uni at Courthouse and been very satisfied.

          1. re: 9lives

            I've gotten the trays since seeing the great Flikr pic that you linked to earlier 9lives, and I have also been very happy with the quality. To keep it special I have to avoid buying them even though I go by there every week.

            Galleygirl got me to try the live urchins and they weren't so good, not as flavourfull (I think some had also died on the way home, the spines were coming off and the roe had begun to darken, maybe because the Courthouse guy tied the plastic bag tight).