Facebook LinkedIn Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Video Play Icon Plus Icon Minus Icon Check Icon Print Icon Note Icon Heart Icon Filled Heart Icon Single Arrow Icon Double Arrow Icon Hamburger Icon TV Icon Close Icon Sorted Hamburger/Search Icon
Article

An Affordable Alternative to Caviar

Fine Cooking Issue 50
Photo: Scott Phillips
Save to Recipe Box
Print
Add Private Note
Saved Add to List

    Add to List

Print
Add Recipe Note

If you ever crave caviar but feel like you need a bank loan to afford the good stuff, you’ll want to know about the new line of domestic farmed whitefish roes by Tsar Nicoulai, an importer and purveyor of caviar. Its whitefish roes aren’t dead- ringers for high-end caviar, nor do they pretend to be: they’re milder and mellower. American Golden whitefish roe (a sunny yellow color) and Tiger Eye whitefish roe (an earthy brown that reminds me of top-grade caviar) taste pleasantly of the sea. The eggs are tiny and crunchy—they taste worlds apart from the overly salted, shelf-stabilized roe sold in supermarkets.

These domestic whitefish roes are an easy and affordable way to add a special touch to simple foods. Try a dab on a cracker with crème fraîche or on a sliced avocado. Stir some into a butter sauce; spoon a portion onto a baked potato or a poached salmon fillet; or add a dollop or two to warm sliced potatoes tossed with white wine and olive oil.

Also worth a try is Tsar Nicoulai’s new line of flavored roes seasoned with beet juice, saffron, and ginger. Try Tsar Nicoulai on the Web at www.tsarnicoulai.com or by calling 800-952-2842.

Comments

Leave a Comment

Comments

Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Delicious Dish

Find the inspiration you crave for your love of cooking

Fine Cooking Magazine

Subscribe today
and save up to 44%

Already a subscriber? Log in.

Videos

View All

Moveable Feast Logo

Season 4 Extras

Topping, VA (409)

Pete welcomes us to Virginia on this episode of Moveable Feast, where we meet skilled oystermen Ryan & Travis Croxton, as well as chef Dylan Fultineer. Dylan brings Pete to…

View all Moveable Feast recipes and video extras

Connect

Follow Fine Cooking on your favorite social networks