October 14, 2010

Best of UM: Tokyo JUNKtion: Preparing Salmon Seminal Fluid

by Kayoko Akabori

salmon shirako

By Yoko Kumano
Originally posted on November 10, 2009

I bought a sac of shirako at my local supermarket for 90 yen (85 cents). I never knew that shirako was so cheap since I had never had the balls to prepare it until now.

salmon shirako

Shirako is the seminal fluid of fish who shoot their sperm onto roe. It is served in many different ways including as nimono (boiled in dashi), tempura and ponzu seasoned.

I decided to try my hand at ponzu-seasoned shirako. Here’s how it went down:

Cut the sac into bite-sized pieces.

salmon shirako

salmon shirako

Throw the chunks into boiled water for about one minute.

salmon shirako

Plate the pieces into a bowl and top with sliced green onions.

salmon shirako

Finally garnish with momiji oroshi and top with about two tablespoons of ponzu.

salmon shirako

The desired melt-in-your-mouth, silken-tofu-like creaminess was achieved.

One Comment

  • yamahomo
    Posted October 14, 2010 at 8:21 am

    1. 90 yen is now $1.10.
    2. this is one of the grossest posts I remember.
    3. Again, this is so faglicious.

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