Use masago in Asian cuisine and more
Masago is a beautiful and delicious ingredient that can be incorporated in food in numerous ways. The semi-crunchy texture and salty flavour makes it perfect to asian inspired dishes and appetizers.
The beautiful colour and the crunchy texture is especially a great match for sushi rolls and as topping to other sushi dishes. Masago is often served in different types of uramaki such as California rolls. Masago is also used as filling inside sushi rolls and gunkan maki. This way the masago enhances the taste and at the same time adds a crunchiness to it.
Sashimi and nigiri are sushi dishes where you might also add masago. In these dishes, the salty taste might be perfectly combined with fish, soy sauce and ginger.
The best thing about masago is that it is not only limited to the asian cuisine. It can also be used in many Western dishes too. But be careful with the doses as you properly do not wish an all deafening taste of salt.
If you want to, masago can be enjoyed unaccompanied. As mentioned before, masago has a rich taste, great texture and beautiful color, which definitely is enough for you to enjoy as it is.
Last but not least, masago gives you the opportunity to be creative.
Where to use masago
- Sushi rolls
- Sushi dishes
- Poke bowls
- Asian inspired dish
- Salty dishes
Who can use masago
- Sushi restaurants
- Sushi for supermarkets
- In-shop sushi
- Seafood vendors
- Creative Home Chefs
Downsides on eating masago
Even though masago has a delicious taste and is rich in vitamin D and omega-3, there are still some downsides to eating masago.
First of all is it a problem harvesting the pregnant female capelin. Being pregnant, the female capelin carries the capelin of the future. And if pregnant capelins are harvested, the amount of capelin shrinks. As the capelin fish is a forage fish, it is an important part of the food chain for the larger predators
It is important to mention that eating masago contains a risk of fish allergic reactions. Furthermore capelin has a high level of sodium, which in larger amounts can be problematic, especially for people with high blood pressure or heart problems.