Red Caviar Appetizer
by Maksym Polishchuk on Feb 10, 2022
Caviar is a delicacy consisting of salt-cured fish eggs, in this case its Salmon caviar. Caviar considered a favorite appetizer in Slavic countries, and is commonly used as a garnish or a spread. It satisfies without overfilling. This luxury, gourmet food is also a healthy treat for our bodies. Health benefits include general boost to the immune system as well as very helpful for memory retention. Omega-3 fatty acids help reduce depression, help improve eye health, cardiovascular and brain function. Have I said enough to convince you to try it, if you haven’t tried it yet? You really should!
Red Caviar Caviar is available for sale in most European Stores. Red Caviar is also available at Costco. Its usually sold in little jars. If the caviar being served as canapes, keep in mind that 2-ounce jar should serve approximately 8 people. So use your judgment on how much to buy.
The Caviar can also be prepared at home. Recently, we’ve bought a Salmon. When my husband cut into it, it was full of “goodness”. With some research, and good friend’s advice, I took on a challenge to prepare caviar, even though I have never done that before. The outcome: success!! So if you love fishing, and ever come across the same situation, do not put it to waste with the rest of the innards, instead, turn raw fish roe into a fine caviar.
Ingredients for preparing caviar:
- 4 cups water
- 1-2 tablespoons sea salt
Bring water with salt to boil. Turn off heat, and wait about 10 minutes for it to cool off a bit. You should be able to dip your finger in a water without burning it. Put the fish roe in a hot water for 1 minute. Strain caviar in a cheese cloth or a strainer. Rinse it with cold water, removing all the white/grey tissues. Strain again. This is a good time to try caviar, and add more salt as needed
Carefully pack caviar into jars, and refrigerate. Keep in mind, Caviar is extremely perishable. Fresh caviar should be bright, shiny. Like a good quality fish, it should not smell fishy at all. It should have a fresh sea breeze smell.
Ingredients for Red Caviar Appetizer:
- White bread, sliced
- Red Caviar
- Cream cheese or butter
- Fresh dill or parsley to garnish with
Spread some cream cheese or butter over white bread slices. Spread some Red caviar. Top it with fresh dill or parsley.
Written By Vera's cooking http://verascooking.com/red-caviar-appetizer/