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, as well as 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.
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 in the world 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.