KHAVYAR NOTES



How to Store Caviar

Always serve the freshest caviar and prevent foodborne illness from bacteria by using the expert storage methods of executive chefs and top purveyors. Premium caviar is extremely perishable, so only purchase as much as you need. Typically sold in vacuum-sealed containers, premium caviar lasts 2-4 weeks unopened. After it's been opened, it lasts three days. Keep in mind that air creates the perfect environment for dangerous bacteria to grow, which makes it imperative to keep it refrigerated before serving. Caviar only keeps for two hours unrefrigerated and one hour if the serving area temperature is 90 F or above.  There are two methods of caviar processing.  Premium caviars are processed using a traditional method of “malassol”, which means lightly salted. ...

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Caviar for Father's Day - The Gift He Actually Wants

“He” already has all the neck ties that he likes & will wear; they were selected with suits he purchased.  “He” doesn’t want cologne.  “She” does. If you purchase anything for his “shop”, you’re the tool.  Get him booze & caviar.  The quick & easy way to determine how much caviar you’ll need is easy – 1oz or 30 grams for every 2 people.  Obviously, if you have enthusiasts, you’ll want to consider more & additional varieties. For the unassuming Father who might criticize how much you spent on a gift, we suggest something domestic.  These are great choices… $43 Spoonbill American – Wild caught from Alabama, rich & creamy notes of Osetra $52 Hackleback – Wild caught Kentucky, rich...

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Everything You Should Include in Gifting a Caviar Set

Caviar makes an ordinary gift extravagant. Treat your friends and family to a traditional experience with caviar, the legendary food of the Czars. Follow a time-honored  tradition and offer to thrill the taste buds with the finest imported and domestic roes. While you do, you should combine this gift with traditional complements that enhance its gustatory texture and complexity.  These compliments are necessary for caviar. In your gourmet gift set, include a selection of Osetra caviar from Belgium and Israel for a sampling of top quality imports. Add a few domestic varieties such as Sturgeon Royal White and Siberian American for a memorable fine dining experience that indulges the senses and brings together a cheerful table of friends and family....

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How to Serve Smoked Fish This Summer

The savory flavors of smoked fish invigorate the palate with its rich, smoky notes and tender texture. Pair it with watercress, a favorite summer lettuce variety, for a delightful layer of vibrant, refreshing flavors that meld with the pleasantly briny notes of smoked salmon or rainbow trout.  Borrowed from the ancient technique of food preservation, smoked fish is an excellent choice for dining alfresco in the heat of the summer. Discover simple ways to serve smoked fish with our favorite summer recipes and delight the taste buds with decadent and indulgent amuse-bouche, the perfect antidote for staying cool and refreshed during the hot summer months.  Perfect for small groups or a family gathering, these gourmet dishes are simple and rustic,...

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Caviar From China - Learn About Chinese Caviar

Chinese Caviar - How to Buy Caviar from China Starting in the 16th century, caviar was harvested from wild caught sturgeon from the Caspian and Black seas for the pleasure of Iranian sheiks and Russian tsars. These luxurious tapioca pearls of the sea quickly established itself as the ultimate symbol of aristocratic elegance. Fast forward to 2006 and the caviar industry was on the brink of collapse because of overfishing, loss of spawning habitat, and black-marketeering. Chinese Caviar Despite these industry setbacks, including import sanctions and fishing bans in the early and mid 2000s, the Chinese caviar industry has seen a recent boon of activity in sustainable fish farms that boast high-quality roe comparable to premium osetra and sevruga, the...

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