Salmon Roe with Edible Gold Leaf

How to make Salmon Roe with Edible Gold Leaf

Salmon roe is a delicacy often associated with luxury and special occasions. The beautiful orange eggs are rich in flavour and texture, and make a stunning visual impact when they are adorned with edible gold leaf. If you would like to learn how to make salmon roe with edible gold leaf, read on for a step-by-step guide.


  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 pound salmon roe
  • 1/4 teaspoon edible gold leaf


  1. In a small bowl, combine the salt, sugar, white vinegar and water. Stir until the salt and sugar have dissolved.
  2. Place the salmon roe in a glass or ceramic dish. Pour the salt water mixture over the roe, making sure all of the eggs are covered.
  3. Cover the dish with cling film or a lid and place in the fridge for 1-2 hours.
  4. Drain the salmon roe and pat dry with paper towels. Place the roe on a plate.
  5. Gently press the edible gold leaf onto the roe. Serve immediately.

Works Well With…

Salmon roe is often served as an hors d’oeuvre, with crackers or bread. It can also be used as a garnish for sushi or sashimi.

Common Mistakes:

One common mistake when making salmon roe is not draining the eggs properly. Make sure to drain the roe well and pat it dry before proceeding with the recipe, otherwise the gold leaf will not stick.

Nutritional Information:

Salmon roe is a good source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids. It is also high in cholesterol.


Salmon roe contains fish.

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