Ikura (aka.) Salmon roe. is a loan word from the Russian, “ikra” (caviar). Processed mainly from Chum salmon, this delicate sea salty pearl is shipped via frozen ocean container designed to accommodate frozen commodities.
Ikura typically tastes quite salty, similar to caviar that is often seen as a delicacy in the West, and is fairly high in sodium. The salmon roe is also quite high in iron and protein, so it can contribute to the nutritional value of a dish. Ikura is usually round and deep red in color, with fresh ikura “popping” when eaten.
For over 10 years Grand Hale Ikura has been produced world famous quality roe by veteran Japanese technicians who travel to Canada for the short but intense caviar season.