Beluga Caviar is one of the most exquisite and exclusive types of Caviar. The quality of its roe is a key fact to the high price of the product. The texture is delicate, smooth and buttery. The taste is described as long and complex. And many of the knowledgeable state the taste it leaves when it breaks inside the mouth is “magical”. But another reason why this caviar is the most sought after is that the Beluga sturgeon is in serious danger of extinction. Uncontrolled exploitation has put these types of fish at serious risk. This is why Beluga Hybrid Caviar exists.
Beluga Hybrid Caviar is a hybrid variety that combines Huso and Acipenser Baerii sturgeon that have been treated by Caspian salt masters. This type of Caviar is perhaps the most revered fish caviar in the world of food connoisseurs, Beluga Sturgeon Caviar is one of the prominent sources of black caviar. This caviar is farmed in a sustainable manner, since crossbreeding with the faster-growing baerii sturgeon results in a female that matures quickly. In this way, Beluga Hybrid combines the size and flavor profile of Beluga with the sustainability and production-speed of smaller Siberian sturgeon caviars.
Now you know what Beluga Hybrid is, but how did it begin? Beluga Caviar has been illegal in America since 2005, when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) banned the import of all beluga products from the Caspian Sea. To meet the demand for Beluga Caviar, sturgeon breeders have crossed Beluga Sturgeon with Adriatic Sturgeon to create a hybrid species whose Caviar is closer to the qualities and flavor of true Beluga Caviar. The advantages of the hybrid species is that it can be legally sold in the United States, and since it is not pure beluga, it does not maintain the high price of the sky for beluga sturgeon Caviar. This Beluga Hybrid Caviar will have a luxurious ebony hue, small-sized grains of gnaw and will be accompanied by a wonderful nutty flavor. The Beluga Hybrids are raised in a clean and organic environment that guarantees their health, and the quality of the eggs that is vital to the quality of the Caviar.
All of these restrictions on Beluga Caviar have severely restricted the average people’s ability to buy this delicacy. Some of the results of these constraints are: driving up the cost of available Beluga Caviar, diminishing the number of potential consumers of this variety, expanding the production of farm-raised sturgeons, forcing regular Caviar consumers to consider other, sometimes less pricey substitutions such as Kaluga, Ossetra or the American Hackleback Caviar.
Many Caviar purists will agree on Beluga Caviar as the rarest, most sumptuous and expensive delicacy in the world today. In fact, some avid Caviar connoisseurs have even gone so far as to confess to having a preference for another Caviar variety over the highly relished Beluga Caviar. However, due to the current situation there are other Caviars that closely mimic the delicate and exquisite redolence of the Beluga Caviar. The Beluga Hybrid Caviar has a milder, more buttery dimension than traditional Beluga, along with the earthy, nutty notes found in premium Siberian sturgeon. Make sure to use mother of pearl spoons to serve this without corrupting its flavor. And serve on blini with creme fraiche to enjoy it the classic way.
You can try Beluga Hybrid with any recipe using original Beluga as an ingredient. And because we really want you to prove it for yourself, House of Caviar shares an easy and quick way to serve Beluga Hybrid, overall if it is your first time.
Purple Potato Chips with Creme Fraiche and Beluga Hybrid Caviar
50 grams of Beluga Hybrid Caviar
1 medium purple potato
1 tablespoon Kosher Salt
2 cups hot water
Vegetable oil for deep-frying
2 tablespoons Crème fraîche
Slice potato paper-thin on a mandoline. Dissolve kosher salt in the hot water and add potato. Soak until water cools completely, about 20 minutes.Heat 2 inches oil in a large heavy-bottom pot until 350 degrees. Drain potato slices; pat dry. Fry in batches until crispy but still purple, about 1-2 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate. When cool, top each with 1/4 teaspoon Crème fraîche and 1/4 teaspoon of Beluga Hybrid Caviar. Serve immediately and that’s all!
Remember you can pair this special meal with the always classic champagne or vodka. Champagne’s acidity and bubbles and vodka’s crisp booziness are perfect foils for the richness and saltiness of the Caviar. But don’t forget it’s all about choices, you can pair it with your favorite drink.
Wondering where to buy Beluga Hybrid Caviar? Visit our online store in House of Caviar and find the ideal product for a perfect entry into the Caviar substitutes. Just click on our imported Caviar section and you’ll find Beluga Hybrid. It was never so easy to get Caviar!
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