The Best And Most Unique American Caviar

best most unique american caviar frugal fish eggs

If you are an avid caviar eater and already enjoy the best Beluga, Sevruga and Oscietra caviar we have a fun challenge for you. Try branching outside of your comfort zone and purchase one of the hundreds of different types of caviar We all know that the Caspian Sea caviar is the lightest and sweetest, but did you know that caviar is now distributed from Latin America, Bulgaria and of course the United States? Even more exciting is the fact that within each country there is a variety of sturgeon producing delicious caviar! 

So let's jump into a quick review of these less-talked-about ikura, and you can start testing them out. We are going to focus on American caviar because they are inexpensive, and there are so many to choose from. All caviar in the United States is farmed in freshwater lakes and includes sturgeon caviar paddlefish caviar hackleback caviar whitefish caviar and salmon caviar. 

Because Caspian Sea caviar demand was so high, the Caspian Beluga is now endangered so it is even harder to find it and the prices of Russian and Iranian caviar has sky-rocketed. The United States caviar industry has taken advantage of this and is doing a great job of filling demand and is doing so in an environmentally-friendly way with their seafood. They have also done a great job of matching the flavor and quality of the famous Caspian caviar while keeping the prices affordable. 

The first American caviar that you must try is the Hackleback caviar, also known as American Sturgeon. This sturgeon lives in the Mississippi River, and its roe is small, black, melts in your mouth and leaves a wonderful aftertaste. This aftertaste is what differentiates it from other caviars, and it's great. If you're looking for caviar that tastes similar to the Caspian Osetra, look for the white sturgeon from California. 

If you crave salty and juicy caviar, try some Salmon Caviar. This roe comes from the female salmon that can be found in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. Its appearance is beautiful, with its bright and reddish color and it's usually used as a garnish. Another American caviar that is commonly used as a garnish is the Whitefish caviar. These eggs are very firm, golden in color and taste wonderful. 

Finally, we can't talk about the Paddlefish caviar which out of all of the American caviars is the closest substitute to Sevruga. If you are not familiar with Sevruga, it is the most expensive sturgeon caviar from the Caspian Sea. The Paddlefish caviar is found in the Mississippi River, and its popularity is increasing quickly, so make sure you order some right away. Just like Sevruga, when you eat this caviar you will be amazed at its smooth and slightly salty flavor. 

There are more American caviars, but these are a perfect start for anyone who is looking to branch out of their comfort zone or just looking for caviar that is not expensive. Enjoy testing these out, we sure do!

New Frugal Finance Blog Posts & Articles