Mentaiko-Filled Chikuwa Isobe-age (Nori Seaweed Flavored Fritters)

Mentaiko-Filled Chikuwa Isobe-age (Nori Seaweed Flavored Fritters)

I stuffed chikuwa fish sticks with a mentaiko and mayonnaise mixture and fried them up isobe-age (nori seaweed batter) style. The crispy and crunchy fried flavor is delicious .

Ingredients: 2 servings

Chikuwa (10 cm long)
4 sticks
Mentaiko salt-cured spicy cod or pollack roe
1/4 hard roe (about 40g)
1 tablespoon
2 tablespoons
3 tablespoons
1/2 teaspoon
Frying oil
as needed


1. Remove the thin skin from the mentaiko, and mix with mayonnaise.
2. Place the mixture from step 1 into a plastic bag, fold the corners a bit, and make a squeezing bag.
3. Squeeze the mixture into the holes in the chikuwa.
4. Coat in flour as needed (not listed). Don't forget to coat the ends where you can see the mentaiko.
5. Mix the * ingredients together in a plastic bag, dip in the chikuwa from step 4, and fry in 340F/170C oil. (For about 2 minutes)
6. Cut in half and serve onto plates, and enjoy!

Story Behind this Recipe

I thought this up to use up some mentaiko.