Caviar Cooking TipsIdeally, the base recipe will not overpower the taste of the caviar, otherwise you are wasting your money by using caviar.
Caviar paste is also available if you only need the flavor in your dish. It is used in the same manner as anchovy paste.
As a garnish, caviar works well with eggs, cream cheese, blinis, cold cream soups, and other relatively bland foods that benefit from a burst of flavor. Just remember, you are only limited by your imagination and checkbook.
Not to be outdone, fishing aficionados enjoy roe from most any fish or seafood. I am particularly partial to fried mullet and catfish roe. Keep in mind that roe becomes tough upon cooking, so don't overdo it.
If you're a vegetarian or just can't see spending the money for true caviar, try some mock caviar recipes such as Poor Man's Caviar also known as Eggplant Caviar and Texas Caviar
If you don't mind a bit of fishy flavor, you can substitute anchovies in many caviar recipes.
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Caviar Varieties and Terms
Caviar Selection and Storage
Caviar Etiquette and Utensils
Finding Affordable Caviar
Caviar Cooking Tips
Caviar and Health
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