Caviar traditionally refers to fish roe (eggs) that are harvested from the sturgeon, a large fish that is native to the Caspian and the Black Sea. However, caviar can also be sourced from other fish, including salmon, trout, and paddlefish.
Caviar comes in several grades based on color, texture, and size of eggs. The most expensive caviar sold in stores is caviar from sevruga or beluga sturgeons. These two types of caviar contain the largest eggs, although they must be harvested at exactly the right time to get the best flavor and texture.
Caviar is usually black or red in color and tastes slightly salty with a creamy, nutty, or fishy flavor.
Caviar is often served with blinis or toast points and crème fraîche. A dollop of caviar can add a luxurious touch to any dish.
The main reason caviar is so expensive is because it is a rare and delicate product.
In addition, caviar must be harvested at precisely the right time to get the best flavor and texture, so it's labor-intensive to produce. All these factors combine to make caviar one of the priciest treats in the world.
Caviar is generally served as a luxury dish at special events or holidays. But caviar aficionados enjoy caviar with meals any time of day, paired with their favorite foods.
Fulton Fish Market’s wide range of caviar available ensures there's something for anyone's tastes and budgets.