Using Fish Roe in Holiday Dishes
Whether it’s the visually stunning salmon roe or the rich flavor of the opulent sturgeon eggs, using fish roe in holiday dishes is now a seated trend. While the tradition of serving a pricey, ice bedded Ossetra accompanied by toast points and crème fraiche with the usual garnishes is still a staple at most elegant affairs; modern gourmands are getting creative about utilizing different types of fish roe for their holiday gatherings.
More and more people agree that the pop and burst of flavor when using fish roe in holiday dishes enhances the gastronomic pleasure of party fare. And, with so many fish roe options available today, party planners have an abundance of holiday recipe ideas that appeals to a wider range of guests. Inspiring creations such as layering caviar and other fish roe flavors for richer more festive presentations is a challenging though appealing concept when cooking with fish roe. Such was the case for food stylist Corine Kulak who turned a simple canape of bread, creme fraiche, golden whitefish roe, salmon roe and paddlefish roe into a luxurious arrangement of alternating concentric discs and colors.
Using fish roe in holiday dishes is one way you can ramp up the atmosphere of the season whether you are dining alone, with a significant other or a crowd. Here are some roe tips and holiday recipe ideas to pack price friendly panache using fish roe in holiday dishes.
- Create simple yet visually appealing fish roe platters with a variety of vegetables such as sliced cucumbers or endive leaves topped with the delicate sweet flavors and brilliance of Tobiko Flying Fish Roe.
- Opt for easy fish roe recipes when cooking with fish roe such as Ina Garten’s silky salmon roe dipwith all the ingredients combined in a single bowl and ready in thirty minutes or less from start to finish.
- Soups garnished with caviar or fish roe are a seasonal favorite.Use Herruga Caviar that is made from herring roe to add an intense, smokey flavor to any everyday mundane soup.
- Before you start setting up for that party, enjoy an early indulgence by folding black pepper bowfin roe, chives and other ingredient of your choice into a fluffy omelet. Bowfin Roe is a great alternative to sturgeon caviar.An even more ancient species than the sturgeon population, Bowfin or Amia Calva yields a black roe that has a distinctively spicy flavor and turns red when heated. Keep these interesting attributes in mind also when adding this fish roe in your holiday dishes.
- A variety of fish roe can be purchased at online stores, specialty grocery stores and seafood counters that offer gourmet options. When buying fish roe, it is important to note that according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration only sturgeon roe can be labeled “solely” as caviar; roe from fish other than sturgeon roe must be prefaced by the name of the fish such as:Black Bowfin Roe, Salmon roe, Trout Roe, Tobiko Flying Fish Roe vs Beluga Caviar, Ossetra Caviar or Kaluga Caviar.
- If you are sensitive to environmental issues and sustainability in fish roe production, talk to your seller about where the fish is from, if it was captured in the wild or farm raised and methods used for harvesting the roe.
Remember, fish roe is a delicacy.Although many recipes call for frying, sautéing or baking; overcooked roe can lose its flavor. No matter how you chose to prepare it, fish roe comes in a range of succulent flavor profiles and colors that is a beautiful addition to any holiday menu.
Learn more about the best ways to eat, serve or how to incorporate caviar and fish roe into your holiday dishes by following House of Caviar and Fine food online or on Facebook. Since all our gourmet products meet the strictest importation and quality standards you can feel secure that you are getting the purest and freshest caviar and fish roe when you visit our online store.