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How to Serve and Store Caviar



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Serving tips for your caviar party


How to Serve Caviar

Serve caviar on a bed of shaved ice either in its own tin or in a glass or Mother of Pearl server. Never use metal when serving caviar, as it has adverse affects on the flavor. Traditionally caviar is served with Mother of Pearl but glass, wood, bone, shell and even gold utensils and servers work just as nicely. Caviar can be incorporated into endless applications.

We recommend indulging in delicate caviars such as osetra simply on fresh blini with a light dollop of crème fraîche. Other caviars such as whitefish, salmon or trout have the texture to hold up to heat and so apply wonderfully to sauces or topped on grilled fish.

Our recommended serving size per person is .5 to 1oz caviar with a portion size of 5 grams. There are 28.3 grams in an ounce of caviar.

How to Store Caviar

The ideal temperature for storing caviar is 28° - 34° to preserve optimal quality. This is best achieved by keeping it on ice in your refrigerator. Unopened, caviar will last 4 to 6 weeks. Once opened, enjoy your caviar within 5 days.

In the unlikely event you will not finish your caviar in one sitting and need to store it, we recommend gently placing a layer of plastic wrap on the surface of the caviar before applying lid. This will minimize the caviar’s contact with air and increase its shelf life. Although sturgeon caviar is best not frozen, whitefish, salmon and trout caviars freeze nicely.

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