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California Caviar Tasting

Photo: Lisa Romerein; Styling: Dani Fisher
Total time 10 mins
Yield Serves 10 to 12
There's nothing quite as indulgent as ordering caviar service in a restaurant with a good bottle of bubbly. But it's just as easy to serve it to your guests--at a fraction of the cost.


  • 1 jar (1 oz.) of California caviar*
  • 1/4 cup creme fraîche
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • 1 teaspoon shredded lemon zest
  • 12 melba toasts or sliced and toasted baguette

Nutrition Information

  • calories 45
  • caloriesfromfat 49 %
  • protein 1.4 g
  • fat 2.4 g
  • satfat 1.3 g
  • carbohydrate 4.4 g
  • fiber 0.3 g
  • sodium 77 mg
  • cholesterol 18 mg

How to Make It

  1. Set caviar jar in a small bowl of ice on a plate. In smaller, individual dishes, put creme fraîche, shallots, chives, and lemon zest. Serve with melba toast or toasted baguette slices.

  2. *Order sustainable California caviar from Tsar Nicoulai Caviar (

  3. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.