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Product Description
The dehydrated eggs of the female grey mullet constitute the raw material for the production of "Trikalinos" fish roe. It is slightly salted, molded into pencil-sized sticks and surrounded with natural bees wax for the natural preservation of the product without chemical preservatives and additives. Fish roe was an important element of the diet of Ancient Greeks and has been considered a delicacy since the Pharaoh era in Egypt. "Trikalinos" fish roe stands out for its amber colour, soft texture, its fine, complex flavour which reminds us of the sea, and its long aftertaste. At the same time, it is a rich source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which strengthen the body's natural defence and health. To enjoy the fish roe, cut it in thin slices, remove the wax and serve on warm toasted bread with soft goat's cheese, a few drops of lemon and some dill. Combine it with a Greek distillate!
Grey mullet eggs, saltmarsh salt.
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Product History
On the islands and coastal regions of Greece, the salted, i.e. preserved in salt fish, are a key element of the local gastronomy. In earlier times when there were no refrigerators, each family cured and salted fish mainly during the summer, so as to consume it during the winter, when fishing was more difficult. Accompanied by a glass of ouzo, cured foods are a simple but genuine enjoyment.
Meet the producer: Trikalinos

The Trikalinos family started producing and selling fish roe (avgotaraho) in 1856, in Etoliko (Mesologgi area). The company “Trikalinos” was founded in 1942 by Panagiotis Trikalinos, who dedicated his life to the Mesologgi lagoon. The natural seawater basins found there, known as "divaria", create the best fish farms. Apart from "divaria", "pelades", the makeshift buildings standing on poles over the lagoon, are very special too. This is where Panagiotis Trikalinos fishes Mugil cephalus, the fish that gives us the fish roe. In 1995, his son, Zafiris Trikalinos, got in charge and gave a new perspective to the company and the commercialization of fish roe. Zafiris Trikalinos enhanced the packaging of the product and focused on innovative methods to process fish roe, limiting the use of salt and maintaining its high nutritional and culinary value. The result? He managed to make fish roe an internationally renowned product, consumed as a special delicacy. Top chefs, such as Jamie Oliver, Hose Andres, Heston Blumental, Thomas Keller and a lot more, have praised Greek fish roe. What is more, famous chef Ferran Adria includes Trikalinos fish roe in the top 30 most nutritious food products in the world. His book “Fragile Feast” contains the complete list. At the same time, various international researches examine possible positive effects of Trikalinos fish roe on disease prevention. The immediate product collection, the long experience, the use of modern quality assurance systems and the absence of additives and preservatives guarantee a product of high quality. The company's main concern is exactly how to fulfill the above standards.

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Traditional Grey Mullet bottarga "Trikalinos" 170-190g

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Product code: 000864 Gross Weight 220g
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