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Fishing in British Columbia => General Discussion => Topic started by: Jk47 on January 13, 2019, 05:03:17 PM

Title: Steelhead eggs
Post by: Jk47 on January 13, 2019, 05:03:17 PM
Got a hatch doe today. About 10 lbs. The eggs are very small in the skein compared to the chum roe I typically keep, cure, and fish with. I guess Iíve always cured up my Steelhead roe and used it to fish with at some point, but I question the effectiveness of these eggs for Steelhead fishing as compared to the highly sought after chum roe. And since I have plenty of chum berries in the freezer this year I thought I would post on here before I put the Pro-cure to them - and ask - does anyone have a recipe or other advice as to how to prepare Steelhead roe for consumption? Thanks - Jk
Title: Re: Steelhead eggs
Post by: Hike_and_fish on January 13, 2019, 05:07:45 PM
If it were me, I would use them over the next three days as fresh roe. Place chunks in a roe bag. Works for me. Always make sure to puncture a berry or two before it hits the water.
Title: Re: Steelhead eggs
Post by: Jk47 on January 13, 2019, 05:23:36 PM
 :-[ If only my next 3 days were to be spent fishing instead of working! Theyíve been out on the counter for a couple hours so Iím running out of time if Iím to consume them... will be curing them in an hour or so if no ideas pop up here, but would still be interested for next time
Title: Re: Steelhead eggs
Post by: stsfisher on January 14, 2019, 06:02:10 AM
Got a hatch doe today. About 10 lbs. The eggs are very small in the skein compared to the chum roe I typically keep, cure, and fish with. I guess Iíve always cured up my Steelhead roe and used it to fish with at some point, but I question the effectiveness of these eggs for Steelhead fishing as compared to the highly sought after chum roe. And since I have plenty of chum berries in the freezer this year I thought I would post on here before I put the Pro-cure to them - and ask - does anyone have a recipe or other advice as to how to prepare Steelhead roe for consumption? Thanks - Jk

Simple Borax cure is how I like to do my Steelhead eggs.
Title: Re: Steelhead eggs
Post by: stsfisher on January 14, 2019, 06:03:14 AM
Simple Borax cure is how I like to do my Steelhead eggs.
oops sorry that would be for steelhead consumption, NOT human consumption.
Title: Re: Steelhead eggs
Post by: psd1179 on January 14, 2019, 10:47:23 AM
oops sorry that would be for steelhead consumption, NOT human consumption.

I will simply cure with a little bit of salt and black pepper.
Title: Re: Steelhead eggs
Post by: dobrolub on January 14, 2019, 12:56:54 PM
black pepper's been my secret ingredient for years now. they love it cured with bp.
Title: Re: Steelhead eggs
Post by: Wiseguy on January 14, 2019, 08:56:17 PM
Borax up the skeins and throw them in a ziplock bag in the fridge. Comes time to fish cut them up into bait loop size and throw them in a Ziplock bag with Borax. Shake the bag throw it in the vest and your good to go. Will last about two weeks in the fridge.
Title: Re: Steelhead eggs
Post by: Jk47 on January 16, 2019, 10:25:14 AM
Thanks guys but I meant FOR EATING. (BY HUMANS). lol
I know how to cure and fish roe quite well, thank you very much  :o
Title: Re: Steelhead eggs
Post by: spoiler on January 17, 2019, 06:51:47 AM
I can help you with that
Title: Re: Steelhead eggs
Post by: Jk47 on January 17, 2019, 10:31:26 AM
Iím listening...
Title: Re: Steelhead eggs
Post by: jessestmars on January 21, 2019, 01:39:30 PM
An easy cure is the classic "3-2-1".

Ingredients:
3 parts Borax
2 parts Sugar (white)
1 part Non-Iodized Salt (Kosher or Sea Salt)

Steps:
Mix the 3 ingredients well. Prep Skeins by butterflying them, cut up into whatever sizes you want.
Coat both sides of the eggs with cure. Make sure everything is covered but don't need to drown them in cure.
Toss in a large Ziploc bag and mix them around gently so cure gets into all the eggs/skein.
Put in the Fridge for 24 hours (turn them a few times throughout that time, whenever you think to).
After 24 hours, add any Dyes or Scents you want (e.g. Cherry Powered Kool-aid for dark red coloring, Liquid oil scents like Anise, Shrimp, etc.)
Mix around all the scents and oils in the Ziploc and put back into the fridge for another 24-48 hours.
They're ready to fish or put a jar and freeze. If you're fishing them right away and the eggs feel a little wet/soft, coat them in borax overnight.
Because of the high sugar & salt content in this cure it's difficult for these eggs to get freezer burnt.
Title: Re: Steelhead eggs
Post by: Fish Assassin on January 21, 2019, 03:01:14 PM
Jk47 is asking for a recipe for comsumption
Title: Re: Steelhead eggs
Post by: jessestmars on January 21, 2019, 03:35:36 PM
Haha! Whoops my bad, missed that last part.

Here's chef blog recipe: https://chefs-table.homebrewchef.com/recipes-archive/curingsalmonroe/ (https://chefs-table.homebrewchef.com/recipes-archive/curingsalmonroe/)

Title: Re: Steelhead eggs
Post by: spoiler on January 22, 2019, 08:15:51 AM
jk47,
next time you get steelhead eggs let me know and I'll cure them up for you as long as I get half.
you will be pleasantly surprised how good of caviar they make!
Title: Re: Steelhead eggs
Post by: Jk47 on January 22, 2019, 07:18:24 PM


Here's chef blog recipe: https://chefs-table.homebrewchef.com/recipes-archive/curingsalmonroe/ (https://chefs-table.homebrewchef.com/recipes-archive/curingsalmonroe/)
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Maybe try this someday, thanks!
jk47,
next time you get steelhead eggs let me know and I'll cure them up for you as long as I get half.
you will be pleasantly surprised how good of caviar they make!

Spoiler: I was looking for info on how to do this myself, but certainly if I saw you on the river and happen to have a doe I would be tickled to hand over the eggs for you to work magic.

P.s... Itís amusing how many people donít read through the entire thread before responding  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Steelhead eggs
Post by: stsfisher on January 23, 2019, 06:08:20 AM
p.s... Itís amusing how many people donít read through the entire thread before responding  ;D ;D ;D

Actually Jk47 to be fair your entire first post talks about curing eggs for fishing which leaves or leads the readers that direction with only a final word of "consumption" indicating you possible are referring to you eating them. I happened to catch my mistake after a second or 3rd read. I might suggest being somewhat clearer in your delivery next time.

Now the next time you decide to laugh or poke fun at others honest mistake, please think twice about the way you deliver that too. Yes I think this comment is un called for, but I may have read the intent in a different manner at which you wanted to deliver.
Itís amusing how many people donít read through the entire thread before responding  ;D ;D ;D

Title: Re: Steelhead eggs
Post by: Jk47 on January 23, 2019, 06:31:16 AM
Actually Stsfisher, if you took the time to read through ďThe entire threadĒ you would see that multiple responders made this same mistake, even after being corrected several times by myself and others. Thanks for the constructive criticism, Iím good though. Clearly other readers knew exactly what I was talking about, so yeah - read the WHOLE THREAD! I would never comment on a post without reading thru the whole thread first in order to inform myself of the direction of the conversation and thereby make a relevant contribution to the topic. Doesnít make a stitch of sense to me! Jeeesh!
Title: Re: Steelhead eggs
Post by: stsfisher on January 23, 2019, 09:09:19 AM
Actually Stsfisher, if you took the time to read through ďThe entire threadĒ you would see that multiple responders made this same mistake, even after being corrected several times by myself and others. Thanks for the constructive criticism, Iím good though. Clearly other readers knew exactly what I was talking about, so yeah - read the WHOLE THREAD! I would never comment on a post without reading thru the whole thread first in order to inform myself of the direction of the conversation and thereby make a relevant contribution to the topic. Doesnít make a stitch of sense to me! Jeeesh!
More disrespect, but that's ok I have big shoulders. Jeesh.
Feel free to dm me for any other insults you wish to throw around so we don't derail your Thread, as we would hate for others to misinterpret your intentions by only reading part of the thread.
Cheers :)
Title: Re: Steelhead eggs
Post by: spoiler on January 23, 2019, 09:49:50 AM
Hey jk47,
 I understand you want to learn how to cure Steelhead eggs for consumption but for me to explain the process would give me finger cramps from typing it out!
P.S. I'm still one of those guys that only uses two fingers on my keyboard!
 If you get some more steelhead roe and live in the Chilliwack area I would gladly show you hands-on how to do it.
It's one of those things that is easier to show a person than it is to describe it in words
Title: Re: Steelhead eggs
Post by: Jk47 on January 23, 2019, 10:28:21 AM
More disrespect, but that's ok I have big shoulders. Jeesh.
Feel free to dm me for any other insults you wish to throw around so we don't derail your Thread, as we would hate for others to misinterpret your intentions by only reading part of the thread.
Cheers :)
Show me once in this convo that I have literally insulted you stsfisher. Unbelievable. See? Spoiler understands.... itís really not rocket science.
Hey Spoiler p.m. your phone number and next doe I will deliver the eggs and a coffee, cheers!
Title: Re: Steelhead eggs
Post by: Jk47 on January 24, 2019, 02:43:05 PM
No pm from you Spoiler and I got another doe today  ;D
This fish has been in the river a little longer and the eggs are bigger and looser... still chrome though  ;)
Title: Re: Steelhead eggs
Post by: spoiler on January 24, 2019, 07:32:07 PM
check your email!