ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The Hospitality Guru (cooking) Back to Basics: Caviar & Smoked Salmon

Updated on October 12, 2015

Caviar

Caviar is a term which is often used fairly loosely, but true caviar is the roe from one of four members of the sturgeon family – beluga, osetra, sevruga and Volga sterlet.

Eggs from the red salmon provide a low priced alternative. Cheaper still is the roe from the lumpfish which can be bought dyed either red or black. However, other fish roes, which are sometimes sold as caviar, are no substitute for the real thing.

Caviar should be served very cold, at 1C – 2C degrees, either in its original container or in a special crystal bowl on crushed ice. For service, use a spoon of gold, silver or bone (or ivory). Accompanied should include sour cream, chopped onion, chopped parsley, grated hard-boiled egg yolk and egg white, lemon wedges, and blini (buckwheat pancakes) or melba toast.

Smoked salmon

  • Smoked salmon slices accompanied by capers, sliced onions and quarters of hard cooked eggs can be placed on lettuce leaves, garnished with fresh dill sprigs and with slices of pumpernickel bread or rye crackers with capers.  Oil and vinegar should be available.  Horseradish cream also is a good accompaniment.

Smoked Salmon Cheesecake

2 cups toasted French bread in 1/2" dice
1/2 cup toasted walnuts (can use pistachios or pine nuts as well)
1/2 cup Swiss or gruyere cheese, grated
1 Tablespoon fresh dill, minced
1/2 cup melted butter
2 large shallots, chopped
3 tablespoons butter
1-3/4 lb. cream cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup heavy cream, lightly whipped
pinch of kosher salt
coarsely ground black pepper to taste
tabasco sauce to taste
dash worstershire sauce (OPTIONAL)
4 eggs
1/2 lb. Peninsula Alder Smoked Salmon, thinly sliced.

Combine first four ingredients and process in blender or food processor
until crumbled. Add to melted butter and press onto bottom and 2" up
the sides of a well-greased spring-form pan. Chill well.

Saute onion in butter until tender. Cream the cream cheese. Beat in
shallot, Swiss or gruyere cheese, sour cream, tabasco, worstershire
(if using) salt and pepper. Add eggs, one at a time, beating briefly
after each addition.

Fold in lightly whipped cream. Fold in salmon. Pour into crust.
Bake at 180 degrees until set (insert a toothpick into
center and if it comes out clean, your done!) approx. 45 to 60 min. Let cool, and chill thoroughly.

Before serving, bring to room temperature and garnish with fresh dill
and/or caviar and serve with bread (toasted or not).

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://corp.maven.io/privacy-policy

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)