Siberian Oscietra Caviar at a glance
Apart from booking a table in a restaurant like Bouchon or French Laundry (which can become quite problematic in itself), there are multiple alternatives for tasting exquisite food right in the comfort of one’s home. One of the options would be presenting to your guests a can of caviar - a highly looked-for item of modern cuisine.
But how can you ensure getting really high-quality caviar, a taste of which you'll never forget? In this article we’ll explain nuances of caviar degustation and why Siberian Oscietra Caviar might be the right choice for you.
What makes Siberian Oscietra Caviar special?
Caviar is highly praised worldwide by connoisseurs for a reason. And that reason is a rich multi-layered taste with deep accents in all kinds of intricate flavors. One can even argue that not every batch of caviar is exactly the same in taste due to the variable nature of biome conditions under which fish matures. Having deep historic roots, Sturgeon caviar is known for complementing tables of noblemen throughout the history of civilization.
Although almost everyone understands that Sturgeon became an endangered species in the 21st century, many still wonder why the caviar price is so prohibitively high. One must understand that when fish is cultivated on privately owned farms, there are lots of stages where something can go wrong and it takes years before even the very first batch of caviar can be obtained.
Understandably, when you pay such a high price for the product, you obviously put a lot of trust in your purchase. And with our caviar selection you can rest assured that what you'll get - is nothing less than the result of hard work and dedication by the family business of fish farmers. Now let's look further at what you'll get from a can of caviar and how you can add a finishing touch to any important celebration by enriching the experience of degustation.
Siberian Oscietra Caviar flavor profile
As we've described in our previous reviews, nothing beats the taste of Beluga caviar. But if you're looking at a much less pricey yet still world-class option, look no further than Siberian Oscietra Caviar. Still rather rich in flavor with a multitude of deep nuances that continue to uncover layers of marine atmosphere in your mouth, it resembles a classic taste of true Russian caviar.
On the one hand, it's almost similar in taste to the pricier and less firm in texture Kaluga Caviar, on the other hand, it has a lighter intensity, more buttery and less nutty impression than the White Sturgeon Caviar. Whichever flavor you might prefer, know that Siberian Osetra Caviar is one of the absolute classics and will leave your guests wondering how soon they can come visit again!
One not very obvious yet simple fact of caviar degustation is that every little egg has to pop up in your mouth in order to give layers of taste. But the thing is, caviar is so smooth in texture that sometimes a large portion of it can simply skip your teeth and end up being swallowed, avoiding producing that desired effect. That's why it is usually beneficial to add something that promotes the masticatory process, in other words - grinding and crushing activity in your mouth!
So what are Siberian Oscietra Caviar pairings? A great idea would be adding unsalted crackers to your caviar plate, another classic one is French Blinis. Also don't forget about hard-boiled egg with yolk removed - you can place caviar right into this flavor-neutral chewy tartlet. Enrich all that with creme fraise and you'll develop a balanced combo that ensures taste from all the caviar beads in your high-end snack.
Where does Siberian Oscietra Caviar come from?
It comes from the Oscietra Sturgeon family - a fish that can weigh up to 400 lbs with a lifespan of 50 years. Their native habitat once was Caspian Sea, but industrialization of rivers where fish could spawn led to almost complete extinction of Sturgeon species, leaving only 5-10% of its historic population. Further overfishing and high demand for precious caviar haven't positively contributed to solving this problem.
Thus came to life an alternative method of growing fish - private farming. Carefully cultivating conditions similar to seasonal changes of the Sturgeon fish family, farmers learned how to achieve even better than natural results in growing fish populations. Nowadays you can find Sturgeon farms all over the world - top contenders are China, Russia, and the Middle East.
How much does it cost?
Ironically, most of the fish farmers seek profit in selling fish itself to the local market due to the fact that achieving consistent results in quality caviar production is problematic to say the least.
First of all, not all small fish becomes mature at the same time - the difference can be years. Secondly, there are specific biome conditions that fish need to be periodically transferred to in order to properly grow caviar population. Then there's months of waiting time and even after that you can end up stumbling upon various biological processes that prevent fish from having premium caviar, wasting up to a year of work.
Those farmers who stay true to their cause in caviar production invest everything into their passion - from high-quality nutritious foods to seeking advice from world-renowned experts, only a handful of which by the way, exist in some parts of the world. This in turn increases Siberian Oscietra Caviar cost, however companies like ours always make sure you get the quality you paid for.
How to Serve Siberian Oscietra Caviar
It's widely known that caviar retains its taste best when it's cold. So you have to make sure that it is stored in a fridge at temperatures of 28 to 30 F at all times. When you're ready to serve it, put it in the middle of a bowl filled with ice - that way in about half an hour it'll heat up from room temperature yet will stay relatively cold not to affect the taste negatively.
Also, in order to ensure that metal spoons don't twist the exquisite taste of caviar, we recommend using Pearl Caviar Spoons - a set of heavy-duty spoons made from real nacre that has absolutely neutral taste.
Now that you have a better understanding of what influences the monetary value of caviar, you can really appreciate the opportunity that this industry provides in delivering the most quality product right to your doorstep. Overcoming difficulties in production, the nuanced process of maturing fish, and selecting the top-quality batches of caviar, our suppliers stand by the product they've spent so much time perfecting.
Don't hesitate to contact us for more information and if you've already made up your mind, order your caviar in our shop as we guarantee quality above all.
About the Author
Igor Fishbeyn is purveyor of fine sturgeon caviar and creator of the Skazka Caviar brand. He is an expert with decades of experience specializing in importing, wholesaling, and retailing the finest quality caviar in the world. Igor frequently writes about caviar news and various topics about the caviar industry. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and daughter.
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