Breaded Cod Roes Salad

O Meu Tempero

Look for packages of cod roe in the freezer case at your supermarket or online. You may also be able to find fresh roe at your neighborhood fish market (or at least you can ask their for their recommendation). In this recipe, the roe are coated in breadcrumbs and then fried until golden brown on the outside, then sliced and served in a salad that includes arugula, tomato wedges, and sliced roasted pepper, with cilantro and lemon as the garnishes.


  • 400 grams cod roes (frozen)
  • 100 grams arugula
  • 2 tomatoes (quartered)
  • 1 roasted pepper (cut into slices)
  • coriander leaves (fresh, to taste)
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 beaten egg
  • breadcrumbs (to taste)
  • coarse salt (to taste)
  • ground pepper (to taste)
  • olive oil (for frying and seasoning to taste)


  1. Once thawed, season the cod roes with salt, pepper and a few drops of lemon juice.
  2. Pass through the egg and then the breadcrumbs.
  3. Heat a non-stick pan and add a little olive oil (about 2 tbsp).
  4. Fry the roes and once they get an opaque color halfway, it is time to turn them.
  5. Drain on absorbent paper.
  6. When cool, cut into slices.
  7. Arrange the arugula, tomato, pepper and roes on a large platter. Season with coarse salt.
  8. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and lemon wedges.
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