Many of us have been spending a lot more time at home over the past year, whether you’re under an official lockdown or simply being cautious. Chances are you are feeling a little bored with your new routine, or lack thereof. You definitely don’t need an excuse to treat yourself so let’s see how caviar can liven up your evening.
If you’ve never tried caviar, you are not alone. It’s often viewed as a luxury reserved for fancy parties or events. Once upon a time, it was only eaten by royalty or the ultra-rich. Thankfully, it’s now available for everyone to enjoy.
Yes, technically caviar is harvested sturgeon eggs. Don’t make a decision before you try it once or twice. If you’re worried about the taste, the eggs are brined so there is certainly a salty aspect. There are also smooth, buttery, and nutty flavors. The taste will primarily depend on the quality so be sure to do your research when you decide to buy caviar.
There are many factors that go into the quality of caviar. The water where the sturgeon swims and the age of the sturgeon being two of the biggest. Did you know some kinds of sturgeon can live to be 100? The older the fish when the eggs are harvested, the higher the quality of the caviar.
Novelty is even more of a welcome distraction to those of us spending lots of alone time at home. If you’ve never tried caviar, now is the perfect time to get acquainted. You can experiment with what you like and don’t like. Try pairing it with ice cold vodka for a more traditional experience. It also goes well with dessert wines or the classic champagne.
You can sprinkle a little on a cucumber, lemon wedge, or hard boiled egg for a more healthy treat. Caviar has an insane amount of protein, vitamin B and omega 3 fatty acids. Just a teaspoon is actually quite good for you. If self-care for you is a little more indulgent, try a small amount on top of your favorite meal.
Sometimes just the feeling of having a treat is enough to turn a rough day into a wonderful evening. Put on some fresh clothes, your favorite album, and get creative in your kitchen for a little while. There’s nothing like a bit of indulgence to put you in the daydreaming mindset.
If you feel like you’ve spent the past few months isolated on a desert island chances are, you and your partner could use a little break from Netflix and take out. While traditionalists will scoff, there are endless possibilities for incorporating caviar into a fun date night (or morning for that matter). If the romance fires have been more like an ember lately, caviar may just come to your rescue. It is well known as an aphrodisiac. So light some candles, put on some slow jams, and make sure caviar is on your charcuterie board. Here are a few ideas for things to serve alongside it:
*Cheese (whipped goat cheese is great)
Caviar works well as a garnish too. Whatever your favorite meal is, chances are, you can incorporate caviar. Some popular ideas include pasta, sushi, eggs, and even pizza. Just make sure not to accidentally cook the eggs. You want to let the dish cool and then sprinkle just a little on the top. Some people even love the sweet and salty combination of pairing it with desserts like white chocolate or crepes.