The milts can be eaten cooked or raw – our pack recommends cooking them for 3-4 minutes. Once cooked, the roe should pop out from inside the membrane when ready. It is so delicate that some people need to use a spoon to remove the milts. Others just take it right out with their fingers! Be careful, though – leave them on the heat for too long, and they will become rubbery, and you will lose that sweet flavour. These Milts are a great source of protein which is essential for building muscle and keeping your energy levels up. Additionally, there is a high concentration of important vitamins like D and B12 and omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3 fatty acids have been shown to reduce pain caused by inflammation, depression and may even help prevent heart disease and cancer.
What Does Herring Milts Taste Like?
The herring milts have a distinctive flavour and can be enjoyed as an entree or snack. It has a very sweet flavour, not dissimilar from the taste of a raw oyster.
Herring is one of the least threatened fish species globally and is a common fish in the Atlantic. Herring stocks are stable or increasing, fisheries remain well managed, and both commercial and recreational catches are well regulated.