Steelhead Salmon Roe

Oncorhynchus mykiss

Seafood « Steelhead Salmon Roe

steelhead roe

Range:

Quinault and Quillayute Rivers

Seasonality:

Late Fall and Winter

Method of Capture:

Gillnet

Sustainability Consideration:

After being bred by the tribes that steward these rivers, steelhead are released into the wild to live out the remains of a natural life cycle. They return to the rivers from whence they hatched to spawn, and are caught with gill nets. Their eggs and milt are harvested and united and the cycle begins again.

Size Range:

5 to 20 pounds

Flavor and Texture:

Fresh and bright, clean, lean to fatty flavor with a slightly firm texture

Cooking Tips:

cured in salt and eaten raw