Smoked Mentaiko (Cod Roe)

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Prefecture: Miyagi 
Producer: Minato Suisan
Ingredients: Cod roe, salt, sugar, fish sauce, mirin, shredded bonito shaving, kelp, chili peppers
Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Soy-free
Storage: Refrigerate after opening and use as soon as possible. 

Mentaiko consists of whole Alaskan pollock/cod roe sacs covered in a thin membrane which is cured with salt and marinated in various seasonings and spices. With a taste reminiscent of the sea, mentaiko is not overly fishy in flavor yet is rich in umami. This unique mentaiko is lightly smoked using sakura (cherry blossom) chips to add an extra depth of flavor.

To create this specialty product, Minato Suisan begins with carefully selected ingredients and instead of using machinery, they take the time and effort to pickle their cod roe by hand which results in a rich and uniform flavor.

Suggested uses: Enjoy as is, with rice, as a filling for onigiri (rice ball), as a topping for ochazuke (rice bowl steeped in tea), or on bread or crackers. 

DISCLAIMER: We provide ingredients and common allergens based on the packaging as a reference only. Please consume with caution based on your own individual health concerns as we cannot guarantee the presence or lack of certain ingredients, allergens and/or animal products.

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