Tobiko (Fly Fish Roes) Omelet
December 15th, 2011 13 Comments

Tobiko (Fly Fish Roes) Omelet

Tobiko Omelet
Tobiko Omelet pictures (1 of 4)

Before you were scared away by the title of this post, let me assure you that omelet with tobiko (fish roe omelet) is a wonderful and delicious recipe. Really! I invited my friends to try the dish and they gave me the thumbs up, and even the kids love it.

If you recall, not too long ago, I made the seared ahi tuna salad with tobiko. I had some leftover tobiko which I didn’t know what to do. I thought it would be great to combine regular eggs with fish eggs, and create a double “eggy” omelet. The recipe worked and it was a success. I loved it that every bite of the omelet, there were a ton of fish roes that popped in my mouth. More importantly, the tobiko adds a subtle “fishy” nuance to a regular omelet dish. It was pleasing to the taste buds.

Tobiko Omelet

If you’re not familiar with tobiko, they are orange-hued fly fish roes commonly found at Japanese markets. Compared to masago (capelin roe), they are definitely bigger and much more expensive. I personally prefer tobiko but you canĀ  try this recipe with masago, too. Enjoy!

13 comments... read them below or add one

  1. Dina says:

    What an interesting combinations. Never thought about using fish eggs in omelet. Good recipe!

  2. My kids LOVE fish roe! It’s so hard to find it here though but I would really love to make this. I’m sure they’ll love it!

  3. <<< sounds yummy, going to try for brunch :)

  4. noobcook says:

    Looks great & savoury, I have tobiko in the freezer, I will try this recipe :D

  5. This is such a wonderful recipe…
    Never thought of using fish in omelet, soo making this soon.

  6. Alan Eisenberg via Facebook says:

    I like tobiko a ton. This is a neato recipe!

  7. I like eating fish roe and in omelet, yes it must be delicious.

  8. Ashley says:

    I love this recipe. Great idea! I had a ton of tobiko left after making sushi and I used it in a fantastic salad but next time I will try this. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Sweet Tim says:

    Great recipe! But the fish roe here in Malaysia is expensive, so I think I might settle for salted duck egg yolks instead. :)

  10. Lena says:

    Interesting! Would love to try it soon! Thanks so much for the great idea!

  11. Julian says:

    I’m also from Irvine. Which supermarket should I go to if I want to buy the Tobiko? Would it have to be Mitsuwa or would ranch 99 or Zion work?

  12. Gabino Artadi says:

    Great variety of exotics recipes, congratulation. Do you get your Tobiko from Makassar?

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