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Old 09-11-2013, 11:09 PM   #11
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We buy shad roe. This is very good! We saute it very carefully with onion, butter, cracked black pepper, and tiny bit of garlic powder. It is very good with roasted potatoes and some steamed broccoli.

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Old 09-11-2013, 11:45 PM   #12
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We buy shad roe. This is very good! We saute it very carefully with onion, butter, cracked black pepper, and tiny bit of garlic powder. It is very good with roasted potatoes and some steamed broccoli.

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While still roe, it's very different from caviar as it hasn't been treated, sized, salted, tinned. Also, it depends on the fish from where the eggs come from.

I typically associate roe with smaller fish, egg "sacks" still intact. Lightly dredged in flour and pan-fried in clarified butter, with some lemon and hot sauce, sign me up! I did have the chance to try mullet roe (we would normally use mullet as bait), but saw that Andrew Z-man ate 'em on the show he has. . .I was NOT running back for more. Kinda like sawdust and sea salt, just well, a bizarre textural experience, flavor wasn't too bad, but damn, that texture. . . it would take a lot more than a pitcher of beer to wanna get back into those things. I feel the same about Shad roe.
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:01 AM   #13
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Caviar comes from the sturgeon fish. It is roe but it is a bit different. Sturgeons are the bottom feeders of the Black Sea. This is known of the Beluga Caviar. Papa has a fishing vessel moored in Constanta and he captures these upon his sailings.

Caviar is processed and tinned, and often flavored. Shad roe is not.

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Old 09-12-2013, 07:25 AM   #14
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While still roe, it's very different from caviar as it hasn't been treated, sized, salted, tinned. Also, it depends on the fish from where the eggs come from.

I typically associate roe with smaller fish, egg "sacks" still intact. Lightly dredged in flour and pan-fried in clarified butter, with some lemon and hot sauce, sign me up! I did have the chance to try mullet roe (we would normally use mullet as bait), but saw that Andrew Z-man ate 'em on the show he has. . .I was NOT running back for more. Kinda like sawdust and sea salt, just well, a bizarre textural experience, flavor wasn't too bad, but damn, that texture. . . it would take a lot more than a pitcher of beer to wanna get back into those things. I feel the same about Shad roe.
Yeah, cod roe easily gets that sawdust texture. I have found that most people cook it like that, but some people can make it turn out better. I'm not in a rush to have it again either. If I want to eat something from a cod that most North Americans don't eat, it will be cod liver pate.
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Old 09-13-2013, 02:32 PM   #15
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I just bought the worst tasting caviar I think ever made. Not sure though. It is salty and so fishy tasting. I want to through it out but it was expensive and I do know it is fairly nutritious. Is there anyway to serve it so that it tastes less salty and less fishy. It is pretty bad.

I'll take any suggestions that might help.
Umm, the whole point of caviar is that it's salty and fishy - it's fish eggs preserved in salt after all.

There are plenty of other foods that are good for you without wasting money on something that tastes bad.
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Old 09-13-2013, 02:43 PM   #16
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I think caviar is one of those things that is not meant to be eaten by itself; it should be a garnish on something else. Just my opinion, of course I tasted it a few times when I was a waitress at an officers' club in college (we served lots of banquets) and as I recall, there was a dollop on canapes, soups, etc. I've never bought it myself, though.
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Old 09-13-2013, 05:33 PM   #17
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Had caviar a couple of times.

It's not for me.

Try to find some nice kitties who would like it if you don't.

And if kitties don't like it then that should tell you plenty about the product.

Trying to get something you don't like to turn into something you do like is effort that could be better spent experimenting with flavors you do enjoy.
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Had caviar a couple of times.

It's not for me.

Try to find some nice kitties who would like it if you don't.

And if kitties don't like it then that should tell you plenty about the product.

Trying to get something you don't like to turn into something you do like is effort that could be better spent experimenting with flavors you do enjoy.
Kitties might think it is too salty.
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That's true but mine love anything fishy.

Should I buy my babies some caviar to find out?
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That's true but mine love anything fishy.

Should I buy my babies some caviar to find out?
Only if you will eat it or know someone who will if they don't like the saltiness. Besides, sometimes kitties are just being weird when they won't eat something.

I find that a nice dollop of crème fraiche or sour cream takes the edge off the flavour, but still lets you taste the caviar.
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