Steelhead Trout Roe - Oncorhynchus mykiss

Finfish  <<  Steelhead Trout Roe

 Monterey Fish Market Seafood Index photograph of Steelhead Trout Roe,  Oncorhynchus mykiss
 

Range:

Quinault and Quillayute Rivers

Seasonality:

Late Fall and Winter

Method of Capture:

Gillnet

Sustainability Consideration:

After being bred by the tribes who steward these rivers, steelhead are released into the wild to live out the remains of a natural life cycle. They return to the rivers from whence they hatched to spawn, and are caught with gill nets. Their eggs and milt are harvested and united, and the cycle begins again.
In this case, the eggs in their sack membranes are harvested and sold.

Size Range:

5 to 20 pounds

Flavor and Texture:

Fresh and bright, clean, crunchy, briny ocean flavor

Cooking Tips:

cured in salt and eaten raw