Holiday Entertaining: Oysters and Caviar

Holiday Entertaining: Oysters with Caviar

Holiday Entertaining
Oysters and Caviar

For the holiday season we’re serving a most thrilling luxury, the world’s most sublime delicacy – the roe of a mature sturgeon!

It’s a connoisseur’s dream – a fresh shucked oyster topped with crème fraîche and a generous dollop of royal ossetra caviar.

Elegant jewel-like eggs with that fabulous, famous burst of the sea sit atop a crisp, firm-textured bivalve with a sweet aftertaste that sparkles with salinity. Crème fraîche adds a nuanced enhancement to the roe with its creamy tang. Pulling out all the stops, this opulence-in-a-shell is paired with Champagne to complement the caviar’s briny zest.

Exquisitely rich, gloriously complex, utterly delectable. Happy Holidays, my friends!

Holiday Entertaining: Oysters with Caviar

Oysters and Caviar

Holiday Entertaining: Oysters with Caviar

Petrossian Paris describes their Ossetra caviar as perhaps the most prized, with a nutty flavor and firm, juicy grains ranging in color from a light to warm rich brown.

Method:

Shuck fresh cold oysters. Place a small amount of crème fraîche on the fresh shucked oyster. Top with a (generous) dollop of caviar. Use mother-of-pearl, animal horn, or a wood spoon. Caviar should not be served with a metal spoon, because metal may affect the flavor. Optionally garnish with a tiny bit of snipped chives, celery leaf, or fennel frond.

Pour the bubbly. Enjoy immediately.

Holiday Entertaining: Oysters and Caviar

Holiday Entertaining: Oysters and Caviar

Holiday Entertaining: Oysters and Caviar

Holiday Entertaining: Oysters and Caviar

Holiday Entertaining: Oysters and Caviar

Happy Holiday Entertaining!

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Food Network featuring Holiday Appetizers

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#FallFest is a season long franchise where Food Network editors team up with bloggers to share recipes about everyone’s favorite cool weather dishes. This week, it’s HOLIDAY APPETIZERS.

Holiday Entertaining: Oysters with Caviar

Get inspiration from our very popular Pinterest Board with over 550,000 followers called Let’s Pull Up A Chair. And if you’re looking for some creative APPETIZER recipes, please visit my friends below.

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Holiday Entertaining: Oysters and Caviar