A while ago, I made up a TOBIKO cream cheese scallion bagel, but i wasn't so pleased, so i thought about a salmon roe version. i've always loved the silkiness and the pop that one gets from salmon roe sushi, but i needed to tone down the saltiness of the roe. This version is the result and I love it! —LeBec Fin
What You'll Need
SESAME BAGEL, cut in half crosswise and then lengthwise , to make 4 C's
whipped cream cheese
Rinse the salmon roe under very cold water in a sieve for a few minutes. Transfer the roe to a fresh bowl of cold water to cover generously, with some ice cubes in it. Let sit for 5-30 minutes, so the roe will soak/lose some salt. Stir occasionally with your finger. Lift the roe into the sieve and rinse again, and drain. Transfer to a small bowl.
Meanwhile, spread whipped cream cheese on the flat side of the bagel pieces to cover. Press shredded nori all over.
Lift roe from bowl and spread all over the cream cheese. Eat!
Roe will often fall off, but you just put them back on the bagel piece. The longer the roe sits on the the cream cheese, the more it stabilizes.
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