Ikura Don @ Home

1 05 2011

Kinokuniya the supermarket was having a half-price sale on its jarred, soy-sauce marinated salmon roe from Hokkaido (sold frozen).

I’m not a big rice eater and normally do not keep any rice at home but I had some stock (which needs to be eaten quickly before it gets stale) so decided to go for some ikura (salmon roe) don (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donburi) for lunch today.

I don't have a rice cooker which is rather unusual in Japan but neither does my mother and this is how we do it.

Deciding on which bowl to use while the rice cooks.

Rice done and about to let it sit and steam for a while.

Chose the regular sized bowl.

With wasabi on top.

Forgot the shredded seaweed!!

And I never knew until now that the word “ikura” originated from Russian “ikra” for fish eggs…

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