In Alaska Chum salmon make the best ikura.
Chum aka onchorhyncus keta aka dog salmon.
2nd largest of the pacific salmonoids.
The meat is subpar vs. other salmon.
Only good for smoking or freezing for dog food.
Thats a whole 'nother world.
Strip the skeins of the eggs with a spoon to separate them.
While doing that cover a potato in cold water in a bowl to accommodate the eggs.
Pour in salt and stir until the potato floats.
Remove the potato and toss in the eggs for no more than 20 minutes.
Drain and use pronto or store in the fridge.
What makes this so good?
When done right proper the eggs pop when you eat them.
Mixed with scrambled eggs and eaten on a buttered and toasted muffin on a sunday morning is magnifique!
Also pretty got dang goodern' hell mixed with mayo and capers as a spread.
For a for true Alaskan experience spread it on Sailor Boy Pilot Bread.
And wash it down with an Alaskan Amber.