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Cod Roe ... huh?

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NotQuiteCockney Fri 23-Feb-07 21:46:09

Ok, I've got bored of seeing giant brain-like slabs of this at the local fish shop. What's it for?

kiskidee Fri 23-Feb-07 21:46:50


bluejelly Fri 23-Feb-07 21:47:55

It's actually really yummy and dead cheap. Roll in flour and 'pan fry'

LadyTophamHatt Fri 23-Feb-07 21:48:40

Mmmmmmm it's lovely!

Sparkler1 Fri 23-Feb-07 21:48:44

Ew!!! It's gross, that's what it is. My step dad loves the stuff. Fries it up - it stinks the house out for days. Barf!

kiskidee Fri 23-Feb-07 21:49:49

also really good with egg.

i am planning on making fish cakes with some i have in the freezer.

suzycreamcheese Fri 23-Feb-07 21:50:58

its fish fishes..ohh

zephyrcat Fri 23-Feb-07 21:51:08

Ooh I could live on cod roe!! Either from the chip shop or straight from the tin!

NotQuiteCockney Fri 23-Feb-07 21:51:49

Oh, so you cook it like fish?

It looks gross.

Is this a particularly 'english' thing to eat? Like jellied eels? <shudder>

zephyrcat Fri 23-Feb-07 21:53:35

I guess you can just heat it through in the frying pan. It comes battered from the chip shop, but is also nice just cold from the tin.

SherlockLGJ Fri 23-Feb-07 21:55:40


NotQuiteCockney Fri 23-Feb-07 21:56:26

Ah, see, our fish place has giant slabs of it, alongside the other (smoked?) fish. It's white. Dunno if it's cooked.

Ok, the idea of tinned cod roe has me feeling a little green around the gills tbh.

DH is so not actually English, is he - he thought you could use it to make taramasalata. (Could you?)

kiskidee Fri 23-Feb-07 22:21:35

can't see why not. taramasalata is roe.

no, it isn't particularly english, caviar anyone?

elclose Fri 23-Feb-07 22:23:10

i think they do use it to make taramasalata but they put colouring to make it pink.

NotQuiteCockney Sat 24-Feb-07 07:51:17

I did a search on taramasalata, and it needs smoked cod roe. No idea if this stuff is smoked.

Yeah, the pinkness is definately dye, though - proper taramasalata isn't very pink at all.

FrannyandZooey Sat 24-Feb-07 07:56:42

<<<the wiggins>>> <-----what this thread just gave me

stefg Thu 21-Jun-18 20:06:24

Hard roe is the unfertilised female eggs, soft roe (white in colour when cooked) is the sperm of the male cod

wowfudge Sat 23-Jun-18 12:28:14

I love taramasalata - you could probably home smoke cod role in order to make it.

LapsedHumanist Sun 24-Jun-18 04:16:42

I use it to make stuffed peppers sometimes. Really lovely light meal.

Split and de-seed a couple of red Romano peppers. Brush with a little olive oil. Mix cod roe with some breadcrumbs and chopped herbs ( if you can be bothered, some finely diced and lightly sautéed courgette is a nice addition). Stuff peppers with mixture, drizzle with a little olive oil. Bake at 180(fan)/200 for 30-40 mins or until peppers are soft and melting.

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