photo: Homemade Salmon Caviar

Homemade Salmon Caviar

The exquisite and delicious, expensive and festive, royal treat is all about salmon caviar, which is most often served as a snack for special occasions. Sometimes, buying red fish, inside we find fresh red caviar and the question is - what to do with it? Of course, to salt! After all, this is easy and you need a minimum set of ingredients. Home red caviar will differ from the shop product only in that it will not contain any artificial preservatives at all, which means that it can be stored only for a few days.


  • Salmon roe in skeins
    300 g
  • Water
    1 l
  • Salt
    2 tbsp
  • Sugar
    1 tsp


  • 1. We will show the salting process on the example of trout roe. We extracted it from two freshly caught fish. The roe is in skeins or the sack - a thin skin (bag) from which we need to remove roe.
  • 2. Let’s prepare salt solution or, as professionals say, tuzluk. Boil 1 litre of water and add 2 tablespoons of salt. Mix and add 1 teaspoon of sugar to the tuzluk to balance taste of the finished caviar. Mix everything until the salt and sugar crystals are dissolved and let it cool.
  • 3. Before putting the skeins into the salt solution, it must be hot, but such that the hand can bear. After putting roe in skeins in salt solution, let’s start actively, but gently, mix everything with a wire whisk for 5-7 minutes.
  • 4. Gradually the eggs will be released from the sacks, and the skin itself will wound on the wire whisk. Throw the skin away and leave the caviar in solution for another 3-4 minutes. That's enough time to prepare caviar.
  • 5. Then, cast the caviar away on the sieve. If there are particles of the sack left, remove them with a fork. Let's leave caviar on the sieve to dry for 10-15 minutes.
  • 6. That's all. Put the caviar in jars and send for cooling for 2-3 hours, after that the red caviar can be served on the table.
  • 7. Depending on the season, roe can be smaller or larger. We have steelhead trout that was caught at the end of February and it has smaller roe than the one sold in stores. Bon Appetite!