This caviar is nothing more than the Alaskan salmon roe with bright pink from Alaskan wild-caught salmon. You can use in many different dishes, from sushi dishes or to topping seafood canapés.
What is chum salmon?
The chum salmon belongs to the Salmonidae family. In short, it is a fish from the Pacific and is also known as dog salmon or keta salmon. You might see it marketed as silverbrite salmon, too. The name chum salmon comes from the Chinese term tzum, which means "spotted" or "marked", while keta comes from the Eastern Siberia's Evenki language.
Where should I buy chum salmon?
Wherever you are thinking of buying your chum salmon from, rest assured you will always find a suiting producer, even online. Though you will never be short on options, you might want to take a careful look at the label of the product to make sure you are getting what you want. IFS certification, for instance, shows that a certain producer ensures food safety. At IKRiNKA, we have been selling only top quality red caviar since 2008.
Is your chum salmon wild-caught?
On top of looking at the product label, there is another way of making sure your chum salmon is wild-caught: trust the colours! Aquaculture chum salmon is lighter and pinker, while the wild-caught variant has a deeper reddish-orange hue. Unlike wild salmon, farmed salmon don't have to fight against upstream currents, hence the fatty marbling flesh (wavy white lines).
What should I expect red caviar to look like?
Chum salmon caviar the true queen of red caviar, as its roes are of an average 5-8 mm in size. Chum salmon's eggs are super easy to separate from one another, they have a most delicate taste to them and are characterised by a dense shell that encases them. They won't go unnoticed at any festivity you throw at your place, as they embellish even the simplest cracker. Order now some on our website!
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