A delicacy with a taste like no other, the very first spoonful is sure to hypnotize both the amateur foodie and seasoned gourmand, alike. No dish is as sought-after for its pure, untainted taste as the pearls of the sea often referred to as caviar. Even the name is steeped in history, stemming from the ancient Persian word for the roe of the Sturgeon fish, “Khavyar”. The rich and exotic taste is sure to make your taste buds explode, as each variety carries a unique, signature flavor.
There are two main varieties of caviar that can be bought today, and both of them can be found at your local NetCost Market. Traditionally, the term caviar referred to the luxurious, and understandably expensive, black caviar. True black caviar is derived from the Sturgeon, a majestic sea creature that is rivaled in size by only the Great White Shark, yet is under threat of extinction from pollution and overfishing. As a result, the price of true caviar has risen to extraordinary heights, creating an accessibility barrier for many who wish to try this ancient delight. This scrumptious delicacy is best enjoyed with a side of unbuttered toast, or simply on its own, in order to preserve the caviar’s fine, delicate flavor.
As a result of sourcing and production difficulties, producers began looking to other fish in order to continue supplying the growing global demand for caviar. In recent years, many suppliers have replaced Sturgeon black caviar with the roe of the American Paddlefish, which matches the black caviar of the Sturgeon in texture and flavor. Additionally, many new varieties of caviar have appeared over the past decades. Red caviar, derived from fish such as salmon, trout, and whitefish, is a distinctly delicious variety that has become exceedingly popular in recent years. Usually saltier than its Sturgeon-derived counterpart, red caviar is best eaten on a piece of lightly-buttered toast as a breakfast, lunch, or as part of an hors d’oeuvre for any occasion.
Caviar is more than just a luxury showpiece, however. In many cultures, it is enjoyed every day through several different methods of preparation. A popular dish in the countries of the former Soviet Union are Russian crepes (Blini) served with red caviar. This dish is not only delicious, but is absolutely loaded with healthful vitamins and minerals. Caviar is an excellent source of Omega 3 fatty acids, a crucial component to heart health and a well-balanced diet.
By visiting your local NetCost Market, you are bound to find an incredible caviar selection. From exquisite red caviar from the roe of Alaskan Salmon, to the decadent black caviar of the Kaluga and Ossetra Sturgeons, an immense selection of luxurious caviar is available in-store, or online.
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