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Mar 10, 2014 08:20 PM

frozen roe--thoughts?

saw some various frozen roes at h-mart today for much cheaper money than fresh. if i were to use just a dab on a deviled egg appetizer how would it fare? does freezing really compromise the quality?



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  1. I hope somebody who knows answers, because i see it at the Asian groceries and want to buy it but i'm a little reluctant, without reviews. Consider this a bump.

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    1. re: EWSflash

      the stuff is so perishable, i wonder what sushi places do?

    2. I do know that MOST of the fish roe (ikura, tobiko, and uni) sold at say Marukai, Niijiya etc. are frozen, and defrosted. Good thing is that they have a quick turnaround on those products so they don't maintain a large stock of frozen. Don't know about the store you mentioned.

      1. Should be OK... defrost in the fridge.

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        1. re: foodslut

          was thinking this. am using just as a garnish -- not to eat by the spoonful.

          i live somewhere that the uni is always fresh, but assume the tobiko must most often be frozen. at least when not at premium spots.