Faux roe with wasabi and ginger made with Cook's Delight® Shrimp Soup Base

Faux Roe Recipe


Everyone thinks of roe and caviar as high class delicacies known for their rich flavor, rarity, and high price tag. This faux roe recipe gives you the delicate taste and texture of roe but without the expensive price tag! The use of molecular gastronomy makes this a fun project as well. Use the faux roe as a dip, on crackers with cream cheese and dill, or on homemade sushi for an extra burst of flavor. The faux roe pearls even last well in the refrigerator. The use of Cook’s Delight® Shrimp Base in this recipe adds the perfect level of umami to imitate real, fresh roe. Substitute fish stock for other interesting flavors in order to make creations such as Cook’s Delight® Chipotle Chili Pearls.

Are you a home user looking for a natural soup broth?
Cook’s Delight® soup broth concentrate is available on Amazon

New England
Good For:
This Recipe Is:
12-15 Appetizers Appetizers Gluten Free Cook’s Delight® Supreme Shrimp Base SF-228


  • 1 cup Cook’s Delight® Shrimp Stock (1 cup water and 3/4 tsp Cook’s Delight® Supreme Shrimp Base)
  • 1/2 oz powdered gelatin
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp tomato powder (substitute a few drops of red or orange food coloring if unavailable)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

Suggested Products

Cook’s Delight® Supreme Shrimp Soup Base

Clean label Soup base stock for chipotle pepper flavor Cook's Delight

Cook’s Delight® Simply Chipotle Chili Pepper Flavor Concentrate

Step 1

Pour oil into clear container and place in a freezer for a half hour. Oil should become more opaque but still be fluid.

Step 2

Combine Cook’s Delight® shrimp stock, paprika, and tomato powder in a sauce pan. Whisk over low heat to combine.

Step 3

Slowly incorporate powdered gelatin while whisking.

Step 4

Bring mixture to a boil. Note the consistency of the liquid after it has begun to boil. The mixture will thicken the longer it is on the stove. You may need to thin it back to the original consistency if it evaporates too much.

Step 5

Remove oil from the freezer, put tip of applicator into the oil, and slowly drip the boiling liquid into it. Use a syringe, eye dropper, or injector for best results. Use varying pressure to control droplet size.

Step 6

Evenly space droplets amongst the oil; newly administered ones will combine if they touch. Once the bottom of the container is covered in droplets, pour over a mesh strainer to drain.

Step 7

Serve faux roe as an appetizer, on hors d’oeuvres, or on sushi. The options are limitless!

Boost Your Flavors

Contact us to get started on your Cook’s Delight® orders.

Talk with a Rep

Newsletter Signup

Receive Product News & New Recipes