It’s National Caviar Day on Saturday 18 July (who knew?!). I’m not going to lie, I don’t usually eat caviar, so I figure, let’s start now. As much as I wish I were, I’m not much of a chef. That said, since quitting my job to go freelance, I’ve decided to dedicate more time to cooking.
It’s so easy to put off making good food because you’re too tired. But here are some recipes that’ll make you want to go out and buy caviar.
Artichoke Heart, Salmon Cream, Poached Egg, Smoked Scottish Salmon, Osetra Caviar. – Bunch gone wild. It’s lucky I’m terrible at poaching eggs because I’ll happily try and create this 100 times over. Once you’ve tried this, you won’t go back to your typical egg benedict or pastry and coffee brunch. Perfect for a sunny morning in the garden with your friends.
Stuffed Baby Red Skin Potatoes. – This recipe one even I can do. Forget stuffing potato skins with cheddar cheese or bacon. Whip up a bit of creme fraiche with some caviar then garnish with herbs.
Oysters, Caviar and Bubbles. – Nothing says sophistication like this triple combo. You might have to splash some cash and know how to use a oyster shucking knife, but if you’re celebrating a special occasion, then why not! Also, if you’re a fan of oysters, don’t miss the Falmouth Oyster Festival every year in Cornwall. This is how I’ll be spending my graduation weekend; that’s coming up in October. I’m pretty sure after five years of studying, I deserve this.
Scallops With Potato Pancakes And Caviar Sauce. – Caviar sauce compliments seafood perfectly. Ideal for nibbles before a meal when you have friends or family over for a dinner party. I’m always trying to impress my parent when they come over to see my house, watch out Tony and Tracy!
Wolfgang Puck’s Smoked Salmon And Caviar Pizza. – Pizza had to make an appearance here, somewhere. I found this recipe online by accident, and I’m so glad I did. S and I always make our own pizzas at home, so it’ll be fun to mix it up a bit.
Cold Asparagus Soup with Quail Eggs and Caviar. – Okay, I know what you’re thinking, cold soup?! But trust me, I’ve tried this one, and it’s so tasty. I find whenever I’m serving food when I have people over, everything goes cold by the time I bring it out. This way, you get the best of both worlds, it’ll take good and be the right temperature!
Avocado Boats with Kelp Caviar. – Caviar isn’t just for elegant sit-down meals. Adding a bit of caviar to avocado boats is an excellent way to add a touch of class to afternoon garden party.
Smoked Salmon Mini-Quiches with Sour Cream and Caviar. – There make the cutest appetisers or picnic snack. These are again, super easy to make, and because they are cold, you won’t have to worry about serving times.
I’m hoping you will now have no excuse for not having caviar on Saturday 18th July. You could even have it for breakfast, lunch and dinner if you tried. Can you tell, I’ve gone just a little bit caviar mad the past couple of days?!
Leave in your comments below any caviar recipes you’ve tried, and I’ll give it go!