Sep 17, 2004
Little Indulgences | recipe for a late night snack
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On Wednesday night, I was reading an article in Morgan's Playboy about the Caviarteria caviar stores.
Oh damn, what a craving I got.
So I dropped by the Harris Teeter on my way home, to supply my late night snack: black lumpfish caviar with sour cream on white toast, accompanied by a Bud Light. Scuppernong grapes for dessert.
Mmm, mmm, good.
Thursday's plan is to buy a red onion, and maybe some vodka.
Nice taste you have there - the only caviar I can handle is the orange stuff on the outside of my California Rolls. More than that - I don't know if I could cope.
Posted by: pinky | Sep 17, 2004 10:48:13 AM
FYI, I only bought the $6 caviar -- nothing fancier.
But now that you mention it, I should blog the caviar story about my Uncle Manny, the Saudi Arabians, and my uncultured grandfather.
Posted by: Phil | Sep 17, 2004 11:15:21 AM
The Teeeter sells caviar???!!!! What the hell?
(I've never even had caviar, but now I've got to try some. I mean, NOW. but I think I'll wait until I turn 40. Thanks for the post.)
Posted by: Crouching Hamster | Sep 17, 2004 12:13:29 PM
Yep, the Harris Teeter does sell caviar! You might have to ask for help finding the jars, since they're very small and often hidden with, say, the olives or the capers or the international food.
Typically, you'll find two or three varieties of Romanoff brand lumpfish caviar, in red or black, for ~$6 for a 2-oz. jar. You might also find the salmon caviar, in which the eggs are much bigger (and a touch weirder, if you find that kind of thing weird).
There are a million ways to eat/enjoy the stuff. Among the easiest:
Get some white toast. Put a little sour cream or butter on it (not all melty -- but soft enough to spread). Drop a little bit of caviar on top. Eat. Wash down with vodka or beer or white wine. Chopped hard boiled eggs and minced red onion are also often served with caviar.
A little caviar goes a long way as long as you make sure the stuff gets on your tongue -- so flip it over in your mouth, whatever! Enjoy. Fun.
Posted by: Phil | Sep 17, 2004 4:38:48 PM
Caviar goes well with Champagne. If you don't eat it all that night, use the rest in an omelette with sour cream for breakfast. Yum.
Posted by: Martha | Sep 17, 2004 6:40:56 PM