So, what is caviar, and why is it so popularly expensive? In short, caviar is fish eggs taken from a variety of a family of large fish called sturgeons. There are many types of sturgeon fish, so you can purchase many types of caviar. Keep in mind that the rarer the fish, the higher the price. Beluga caviar is considered one of the highest delicacies, known for its buttery and creamy flavor.
When most people think of caviar, they think of extravagance. However, caviar is not only for the high class or fancy parties– you don’t have to serve it on a cracker by the spoonful and break your budget to enjoy this delicacy. Caviar served as an extra touch can elevate your dish to another level- just a pinch here and there is more than enough. With a high amount of vitamin A, E, and B12, even a small amount can add a rich flavor-filled protein to your next dish.
Lox and bagel breakfast
A lox bagel typically includes cream cheese (smoked or not) and salmon on top of a bagel, garnished with tomato, onion, cucumber, and capers. Replace the capers on top of a lox bagel to create an especially delicious treat at your next brunch table gathering.
For the next anniversary, birthday, or other special occasions in your life- make your significant other’s day by serving a freshly made omelet in bed, topped with a spoonful of caviar for added flavor.
Stop using bacon to make your eggs fancy- add a dollop of Longino caviar eggs on top of your already delicious deviled eggs recipe to turn heads at the next BBQ or family gathering.
Carbonara is already a hearty pasta dish that will please any guest that walks through your door. Step out of the box and replace your seafood with caviar in your next carbonara dish to bring your dish to a whole other level.
Roasted fingerling potatoes
Potatoes don’t have to be boring. Elevate your roasted fingerling potato halves with the addition of seasoning, topped with some sour cream and a pinch of caviar.
If the recipes above aren’t enough to convince you to purchase your own delectable slice of heaven, caviar also has many hidden health benefits. An ounce contains 75 calories, 7 grams protein, and 5 grams fat. With more than 200% of the daily value of vitamin B12, and more than 15% daily value of iron, caviar offers a healthy dose of necessary vitamins. Additionally, caviar contains a high amount of Omega-2 fatty acids, which are necessary to create hormones that go on to regulate blood clotting and inflammation in and around the heart, as well as overall general maintenance of a healthy body.
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