Stack Exchange Network
Stack Exchange network consists of 181 Q&A communities including
Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.
Visit Stack Exchange
Seasoned Advice is a question and answer site for professional and amateur chefs. It only takes a minute to sign up.
Sign up to join this community
Anybody can ask a question
The best answers are voted up and rise to the top
7 years, 5 months ago
I opened a container of sardines and found loads of little round balls in what appears to be its belly.
What are these things? Are they eggs the sardine was going to lay (or whatever it's called for a fish) or something it ate? Are they good to eat, or should I throw it out?
Oct 16, 2015 at 15:37
293 3 3 gold badges 4 4 silver badges 10 10 bronze badges
Yes, that is sardine roe. In Portugal it is considered a delicacy on a par with caviar.
Oct 16, 2015 at 15:45
43.3k 13 13 gold badges 118 118 silver badges 177 177 bronze badges
I found roe in mine for the first time today and was a little off put until I realized within seconds what it was. I did a search to confirm, YEP! It's roe. Just finished eating every last bite of it. I'm not easily grossed out.
Jul 17, 2019 at 21:11
21 1 1 bronze badge
Highly active question
. Earn 10 reputation (not counting the
) in order to answer this question. The reputation requirement helps protect this question from spam and non-answer activity.
By clicking “Accept all cookies”, you agree Stack Exchange can store cookies on your device and disclose information in accordance with our
Accept all cookies
Necessary cookies only