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Featured Recipe: Blini with Caviar

Perfect for your New Year’s Eve fete, this easy recipe for blini uses all-purpose flour instead of buckwheat for a light texture and delicate flavor that lets our French caviar shine! Give it a try!

Buttery blini make a tasty cushion for our French ossetra caviar.

Buttery blini make a tasty cushion for our French ossetra caviar.

Ingredients

2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast, (one 1/4 ounce envelope)
1/2 cup warm water, (about 110 degrees)
1 cup all-purpose flour
Coarse sea salt or fleur de sel, to taste
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted, plus more for pan
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 large eggs, seperated
Crème Fraîche, for serving
D’Artagnan Farm-Raised Ossetra Caviar, for serving

Preparation

1. In a small bowl, add water and sprinkle yeast over the top. Let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes. Sift together flour and 1/2 teaspoon plus a pinch of salt. Stir together buttermilk, butter, sugar, and egg yolks in a large bowl; whisk in yeast mixture, then flour mixture. Let stand, covered, in a warm place for 30 minutes.

2. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into batter. Let stand for 10 minutes

3. Heat a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat, and coat with a thin layer of butter. Add a scant tablespoon batter for each blini and cook, flipping after bubbles appear at edges and color turns golden, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes per side

4. Transfer to a lined sheet tray and allow to cool.

5. Garnish with a small dollop of crème fraîche, then top with a spoon of D’Artagnan ossetra caviar. Serve immediately.

A Bit About Our Caviar (just in time for New Year’s Eve…)

This fall we were proud (and excited!) to introduce a new product, truly sustainable Ossetra Caviar from the Aquitaine region of France. French caviar is still fairly new to the American gourmet scene but it’s quickly becoming a chef and foodie favorite.

We spent countless hours of research to find the right producer. After Ariane and Andy travelled to France to personally inspect the different aqua farms and learn about their practices firsthand, we were confident we found the right producer to become our exclusive partner.

The state-of-the-art aquafarm follows the strictest of animal welfare and environmental protocols – its wastewater actually runs cleaner than the same water at entry. The sturgeon benefit greatly from the exceptionally pure water from breeding through harvesting, resulting in the highest quality available.

Our low-salt Ossetra is harvested at its absolute peak of size, flavor, color and texture. The grains are round, plump and juicy with just the right amount of “pop.” The flavor is fresh and clean, slightly briny with a lingering, soft nutty taste and ultra-silky mouthfeel. The color ranges from clear grey to gold and deep brown.

Handling Tips
When serving caviar, freshness is key. Remember caviar is highly perishable and delicate so it should be treated as so. Read more

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