Entering the world of caviar food pairing can be a bit intimidating. With so many possibilities, it's difficult to know where to start. That's why we've assembled a brief guide to caviar accompaniments, which will help you learn the ropes of serving this amazing ingredient. Let's get into it!
What Is Good to Eat With Caviar?
Caviar is often best served by itself, using a mother of pearl spoon or from a caviar bump. Some of the best caviar accompaniments include buttered toast points, crème fraiche, blinis, chips or crackers and cheese.
If you enjoy the taste of caviar but long for something else to support its flavor, look no further than this list. Below are seven tasty cuisines to pair with caviar.
1. Buttered Toast Points
These are arguably the simplest caviar delivery device to start with. All you need are a few slices of store-bought white bread and enough knife skills to create clean triangle shapes. Spread them with room temperature butter, then toast them lightly and add some caviar, and voila!
Blini is a Russian buckwheat pancake that is blissfully easy to make. Try serving it with sour cream and a generous spoonful of caviar for the ultimate savory combo!
3. Crackers or Chips
If you're scrambling to put together a caviar tray, load up the plate with unsalted crackers and potato chips. It's a simple yet delicious appetizer!
4. Fruits and Veggies
The most common fruit to pair with caviar is lemon. Consider serving caviar with lemon wedges and a few sprigs of fresh garden herbs.
Veggie lovers can slice cucumbers, avocados, red onion or cauliflower into thin strips or circles, then garnish with small scoops of caviar for a fresh and delicate bite. Vegetables are a low-effort way to make a great impression and add lovely colors to the spread.
While it sounds like an unlikely combination, pasta and caviar are a culinary match made in heaven. The thinner and lighter the pasta, the better, so seek out angel hair or capellini instead of thick linguine or spaghetti. The goal is to coat the thin pasta strips lightly with caviar rather than consume many pearls in one bite.
Caviar and cheese may have differing textures, but together they create a uniquely delicious concoction. The firm "pop" of caviar pearls plays against the chewy smoothness of the cheese for an adventurous bite. Serving well-proportioned cheese wedges or slices alongside caviar elevates the presentation further.
Here are three delicious caviar and cheese pairings to consider:
Kaluga caviar and Comté
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- Sevruga caviar and Gruyère
Ossetra caviar and fontina
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When dessert rolls around, try scooping a bit of caviar on some white chocolate to indulge your more adventurous guests. It may look strange, but trust us, it's delicious!
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Whether you opt for simple crackers, toast or veggies — or go all out on a creamy pasta main course — caviar raises the stakes for flavor and fun. Now that you've learned what to eat with caviar, consider purchasing some fresh pearls to experiment with these food pairings for yourself!
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Last updated November 8th, 2022.