Looking to up level your next dinner party? Not sure how to server caviar? This Perfect Caviar Board with Blinis and Brioche slices is the perfect way to elevate your next gathering. Keep reading for my top tips of what to serve caviar with, ingredient ideas and so much more on this caviar board!Jump to Recipe
IN THIS POST YOU’LL LEARN:
WHAT IS CAVIAR?
Caviar is simply salt-cured fish roe. Mainly a delicacy to enjoy as garnish / spread on appetizers by the spoonful. Traditionally caviar comes from the wild sturgeon in the Capsian Sea. However, nowadays caviar is produced all over the world including in California and Louisiana (catfish caviar) amongst a few places in the United States.
TIPS FOR A CAVIAR BOaRD
- Always keep caviar cold – you can do this with a little bit crushed ice in a container
- NEVER use a silver spoon when serving caviar – the silver can cause the caviar to react and have a metallic taste. You can use plastic, bone, porcelain, glass, or mother of pearl spoons to ensure the best taste.
The Perfect Toppings for a Caviar Board
A few of the best ingredients that I love to have on my caviar board are the following:
- Blinis– these are bite sized Russian pancakes. You can make them at home with buckwheat flour or grab some from the grocery store.
- Crème Fraîche – this sort of is like a fancy tangy sour cream (it’s a french thick cultured cream) almost, so some people use regular sour cream in its place.
- Fresh Dill– I love dill and fresh dill just adds a bit of zest to your caviar
- Red Onions– thinly sliced red onion is perfection on a caviar board
- Capers – a little bit of extra salty deliciousness
- Sliced Hard Boiled Eggs- hands down a must with caviar.
- Smoked Salmon– I almost always have smoked salmon on hand- so on a caviar board it is a must!
- Lightly Toasted Brioche Slices– perfect for the sliced smoke salmon.
- Potato Chips– these aren’t on this board but they are perfection if you want to add them. See why HERE!
SHOP MY FAVORITES
PERFECT PAIRINGS WITH CAVIAR
- SIMPLE: Grab a blini, spread a little bit of crème fraîche or sour cream on top, then top with a little caviar and onion, a sprig of dill.
- SALTY BITE: Grab a blini, spread a little crème fraîche or sour cream on it. Top with a bit of caviar, add some hardboiled egg crumbles and a little bit of capers for a salty bite.
- HEARTY: Grab either a blini or a piece of toast and spread a little bit of crème fraîche or sour cream on toast, top with a ribbon of smoked salmon, add a little caviar to it- garnish with chives, dill, red onion and a little bit of capers. (this is my absolute favorite way to eat it).
- THE PERFECT BITE: Grab a blini, spread a little crème fraîche or sour cream on it. Top with a slice of smoked salmon, top with a little caviar and a little crumbled hard boiled egg and red onion, with a sprig of dill.
The Perfect Caviar and Blini Board
- 1 can Caviar
- 1 package Smoked Salmon
- 1 container crème fraîche
- 1/2 cup fresh chives chopped
- 1 small red onion thinly sliced
- 1 medium lemon cut into wedges
- 3 cooked hard boiled eggs sliced
- Capers to taste
- 1 bundle fresh dill sprigs
- Lightly Toasts Brioche Slices
- Arrange the caviar tins or jars on a serving board or platter.
- Place a bowl of crème fraîche in the center of the board.
- Scatter chopped chives, red onion slices, lemon wedges, hard-boiled egg slices, capers, and fresh dill sprigs around the caviar.
- Arrange the blinis, toast points, or brioche slices on the board, leaving space for guests to assemble their own bites.
- To enjoy, spread a small amount of crème fraîche on a blini or piece of toast.
- Top with a small spoonful of your preferred caviar.
- Add a slice of hard-boiled egg, a few capers, a sprinkle of chopped chives, and a dill sprig for garnish.
- Squeeze a bit of lemon juice over the top before serving.
So there you have it my favorite way to make the perfect caviar board. From the best way to serve caviar to the perfect bites and pairs- this year make any holiday party or gathering elevated with the perfect caviar board! Have you tried a caviar board? If so what are some of your favorite pairings? Let me know in the comments below….