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Capelin Caviar

If you’ve ever tried sushi, you’ve most certainly tried Capelin caviar. Those bright beads of roe that grace the tops of your nigiri or neatly line the interior of your temaki. These tiny firm eggs add a delightful crunch to dishes and make an elegant topping or garnish to canapés and hors d'oeuvres trays. While the natural color of Capelin caviar is a light golden color, it is often dyed and flavored. Anything from black squid ink to spicy green wasabi adds gorgeous color and a fantastic flavor. Shop our diverse selection of delicious Capelin caviar for sale at Gourmet Food World!
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Tobico Capelin Caviar Orange
from Iceland by Markys
Very similar to Sushi Capelin, this caviar is dramatic, flamboyant and refreshing
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Masago Caviar
from Iceland by Markys
Wildly popular in Japanese Sushi cuisine, Masago actually comes from Iceland
 
Tobico Capelin Caviar Red
from Iceland by Markys
The perfect option when looking to infuse your dishes with clean flavors and sexy color
 
Tobico Capelin Caviar Black
from Iceland by Markys
A must for your Sushi or Asian-inspired cuisine, this relatively inexpensive caviar will become a staple in your refrigerator
 
Tobico Capelin Caviar Wasabi
from Iceland by Markys
A fiery addition to your kitchen, this caviar delivers quite a kick to the palate, without overpowering it
 
Tobico Ginger Capelin Caviar
from Iceland by Markys
 
Tobico Spicy Capelin Caviar
from Iceland by Markys
 
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Black Capelin Caviar
from Iceland by Markys
Similar to lumpfish, this fresh and dramatic roe is usually reserved for Oriental cuisine and garnishing
 
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Tobico Capelin Caviar Golden
from Iceland by Markys
So beautiful you'll just want to look at it for hours (and at this price, you can!)
 
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Red Capelin Caviar
from Iceland by Markys
The perfect choice to decorate your Asian-inspired dishes, red capelin caviar bursts with fresh flavor
 
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Popular in Japanese cuisine, Capelin caviar, also known as Masago, are the eggs from the Capelin fish. Sourced from the cold waters of the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, they are tiny in size and wonderfully crunchy. Often used as an alternative to Tobiko caviar, which is the roe of flying fish, they are only slightly smaller in size and less transparent. More economical in price than traditional Tobiko, it’s an excellent choice when hosting a large party or catering for a crowd.


Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids as well as a laundry list of essential vitamins and minerals, Masago is a delicious part of a healthy and well-rounded diet. Their tiny beads boast an ultra-firm envelope, giving them a wonderfully crunchy texture that can add dimension and interest to your recipes. Try adding them to both hot and cold salads, swirl them into pasta, risottos, and sauces, garnish your canapes, omelets, and hors d'oeuvres. The gastronomic possibilities of Capelin caviar are virtually limitless. Often found dyed and flavored, Capelin caviar is naturally a bright yellow color with a mild flavor profile, making them the perfect medium for flavoring. Using natural products like spicy wasabi, squid ink, beets, turmeric, and ginger, the color of the roe usually denotes the flavor it will have.

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