A Special Treat for New Year's Eve
Treat yourself after this long year and ring in the New Year with caviar.
Thanks to producers of American caviar like Kelley's Katch, enjoying caviar at home is more accessible and affordable. This Tennessee-based caviar company features both wild-caught and farm-raised paddlefish caviar, white sturgeon caviar and hackleback caviar.
The company was founded over 30 years ago by Mike and Vickie Kelley in Savannah, Tennessee.
I asked Vickie to share her tried-and-true tips on serving caviar at home.
First, she recommends ordering it three days prior to your event.
When it arrives, store it in the coldest part of the refrigerator until ready to serve it. While it can be kept for several days, Vickie said to eat it sooner than later.
"Think of it like buying fresh bread," she told me. "The sooner you eat it, the better it tastes."
Only use a mother of pearl spoon when serving caviar. "The reason is so that you don't pick up any taste from a silver or stainless spoon," Vickie explained.
And how to serve it?
Deviled eggs topped with caviar (Vickie calls is "Deviled Eggs with a Kick") is one of her favorite dishes. She often serves caviar-topped smoked salmon and creme fraiche blinis at parties. Serving caviar with thick-cut potato chips and crème fraiche is another fun serving idea.
And, remember caviar is something anyone can enjoy. "So many people nowadays are eating sushi. If you like sushi, you will love this," Vickie told me.
To order, visit kelleyskatch.com. All orders are shipped priority overnight via FedEx. If you place your order after 3 p.m., it will be shipped the following day.
This is Jennifer Chandler with The Weekly Dish. Happy New Year!