Anastasia Gold Caviar should be served with a suitable utensil of gold, wood or horn, never silver, which alters the taste of the caviar. The best way to fully appreciate caviar is to taste small quantities, letting the grains burst open in the mouth to release their delicate flavor. All accompaniments pepper, lemon, onion and herbs must be banished from the table. Those who find the taste of caviar too strong are advised to spread a small amount on a blini or sliced bread. But the true connoisseur always prefers to eat caviar unadorned. According to Russian tradition, white vodka is the perfect accompaniment, but caviar is also delicious with dry champagne. Many chefs have recently created innovated recipes that incorporate caviar into complex dishes in the best of them, the delicate flavor is brought out by the contrasting interplay of flavors.
Sturgeon have been around for over 80 million years. Sturgeon are found only in the northern hemisphere. Sturgeon live most of their lives in brackish or salt water, but like salmon, return to fresh water for spawning. Unlike salmon, sturgeon can spawn multiple times throughout their lives. Sturgeon can live to be over 100 years old.
Also found in the Caspian Sea and of caviar importance is the Russian sturgeon (Osetra caviar) and the Stellate sturgeon (Sevruga caviar). Both these species are much smaller than the Beluga but produce a fine quality caviar.
Currently most of the world's caviar comes from the Caspian Sea. Small amounts are produced from sturgeon in the Amur River between Russia and China. Both areas are experiencing rapid declines in sturgeon population from development of dams cutting off the rivers as spawning grounds, industrial and agricultural pollution, and rampant poaching.
The Evans' Fish Farm was one of the first complete sturgeon aquaculture operations in the US. The Russians learned to spawn sturgeon back in the 1950's but never took the fish past the fingerling stage. Through our efforts we are now able to bring to the world a true, premium caviar that rivals what comes from the Caspian without affecting the wild resource.
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