But the Swedes have this thing for fish, though. The refrigerated section of Ikea in Houston has a wide array of bottled herring, but I couldn't pass up some rather inventive items:
|Vegetarian faux caviar. Near as I can tell, alginate beads of seaweed extract. Which makes it seaweed extract encased in seaweed extract. Not bad on crackers and a little cream cheese. Kind of like umami micro-boba.
|Salmon in a tube. Well, this stuff was awful. And it shows from the ingredient list: salmon itself is a minority component. But the star tip lets you make decorative squiggles.
|The summer fried seafood platter from Max's wine dive. Grilled lemon is a nice touch. Simple playful stuff.