Caviar – the word brings to mind wealth and beauty. True connoisseurs of ikra osetra, as the best caviar is known in Russian, insist on eating it with mother-of-pearl spoons, as not to allow metal utensils to spoil the taste. We are not as picky – you will not find mother-of-pearl spoons in our store, but we do offer excellent Alaskan Wild Salmon Caviar.
Traditionally designation of “caviar” was reserved for sturgeon roe from the wild sturgeon species living in the Caspian and the Black Sea. But over-fishing and water pollution have decimated the fish, and it has become more and more difficult to get the Black Sea or Caspian Sea caviar in the United States. Many countries imposed restrictions on caviar exports, sturgeon fishing is also restricted. Naturally, black market flourishes, with the unfortunate result that the quality of some of the Black Sea and Caspian Sea caviar becomes questionable.
Fortunately, we can offer substitutes that come close in taste, without the limitations of the geography and politics, ravages of pollution, or risks associated with unknown provenance. We offer the next best thing to the osetr caviar – wild salmon caviar. Wild salmon caught in Alaskan waters produces superb roe, and we are delighted to be able to offer Wild Alaskan Salmon Caviar to our customers.
Alaskan waters are known for being crystal clear, and fish caught in Alaska are considered some of the safest fish to eat on the planet. Equally, the caviar from the wild Alaskan salmon is considered tastier and healthier than caviar from the farm raised fish.
We also offer salmon roe (caviar) from farmed fish. We have customers who do not find taste difference between the two, and they like the bonus of lower prices. We are glad to be able to offer this choice, and hope to add more varieties in the near future.