Much more affordable and accessible than their Caspian Sea sourced cousins, Emperior's American Paddlefish caviar offers the same big, bold flavors and buttery, luxurious characteristics at a fraction of the price. Incredibly delicious, some refer to the American Paddlefish as the gateway caviar because of its accessibility and high quality.
Harvested from the American Paddlefish (also known as the spoonbill for its distinguished proboscis), these fish are native to the Mississippi and Tennessee rivers and offer a delightful alternative to the classic Russian caviars. Slightly smaller than most other roes, the silvery pearls look very similar to those produced by the Russian Sevruga Sturgeon. The flavor is earthy and assertive but well-balanced by a sumptuous, silky quality.
Our American Paddlefish caviar is prepared in the Molassol style. Traditionally reserved for only the highest grade caviar, the term Molassol translates to 'little salt' in Russian and refers to the preserving method used. Always fresh, and always of exceptional quality, enjoy this Paddlefish roe like any other fine caviar, simply, on toast points or blini with a dollop of Crème Fraiche, or over a hard-boiled egg.