How to Cook with Masago in both Asian & Western Cuisine

Posted: Aug 15 2016

If you’re looking for a few easy, tasty ways to incorporate Masago into your cooking, you’re in luck!

As the roe (eggs) of the small capelin fish, Masago is not only small, soft and orange; it’s also a versatile ingredient that’s easily incorporated into a variety of both Asian and Western appetizers and entrees.

That’s right – you can add Masago to more than just sushi!

From rice to pasta to dips, sauces and more, this semi-crunchy roe gives your culinary creations a subtle fish flavor, with a hint of saltiness. All you have to do is mix it in or sprinkle it on top and you’re good to go.

Whether you’re cooking for one, cooking for two, or hosting a large dinner party, this healthy, low-calorie member of the salmon family can be a delicious and nutritious part of your lunch or dinner menu.

With that said, let’s jump right in and take a closer look at a few ways you can use this unique ingredient to spice up both Asian and Western recipes.



Asian Recipes that Use Masago

Beyond sprinkling Masago on top of a fresh sushi roll, you can also incorporate this roe that’s packed with Omega-3 acids into the following Asian recipes, to name a few.

Masago Fried Rice

Fried rice can really hit the spot when you’re hungry, right? With a variety of ingredients you can mix in, you can make something new every time.

If you’re looking to add something very new to your typical fried rice entrée, give Masago a try. To serve 4 people, you can add 1/3 cup of Masago to the rice, together with green onions, eggs and basil.

Spicy Ahi Poke with Masago

In addition to delicious Masago fried rice, you can also serve up a delicious spicy ahi poke with Masago. Fresh chunks of tuna bathed in soy sauce, mayonnaise and Sriracha combine with two teaspoons of Masago drizzled on the top for tasty cuisine that’s also packed with vitamins.



Western Recipes that Use Masago

You can also create tasty, vitamin-packed Western style cuisine using Masago.

Both the beginner and expert cook can use this ingredient to give lunches and dinners a new and wonderful twist of flavor.

Spaghetti with Masago and herbs

Though born out of Italian cooking, spaghetti has certainly become a staple in the Western diet. So why not mix a little bit of fresh-from-the-sea excitement into this pasta dish? Adding 1/3 cup of Masago to your pasta will serve four people. Give your guests a fusion of Italian, Western and Asian flavors with a sprinkle of fish roe.Masago.Spaghetti

Spicy mayo recipe with Masago

A sprinkle of fish roe can also add some pizzazz to your spicy mayo creation. You can use spicy mayo in countless dishes, whether you add it to meat, to rice, to a salad or to anything else you whip up for lunch or dinner. Mixing in two teaspoons of Masago will add a sweet, mild, savory flavor.

Cooking with Masago: Go for It!

So there you have it – four easy ways to cook with Masago that won’t take a ton of time or energy.

Are you hungry yet?

What other types of appetizers or entrees have you cooked with Masago? We’d love to hear from you in the comments section below.

And if you’re ready to cook something of your own using this healthy ingredient, take a look at the fresh Masago you can purchase through FishforSushi today!

  1. Bluefin Chutoro 最高級中トロ
  2. Bluefin Otoro 最高級大トロ
  3. Masago (Capelin Roe) まさご (3.5 oz)


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