Is caviar Kosher?
"Kosher" refers to the dietary laws and prohibitions related to consumption of various foods under halakhic (Jewish religious) law. These laws are used by many Jewish people as a guide, in whole or part, for what food they are allowed to eat. Kosher laws govern both the kinds of foods that may be eaten, and the methods of preparation that must be observed. The reasoning behind these laws may be ethical, hygienic, or something else entirely. Foods that are kosher are also generally halal — permitted under Islamic law.
For a fish and the products derived from it to be kosher, it must have both fins and scales. True black caviar, which is harvested from the primeval Sturgeon family, has no scales and is therefore not kosher. Strict adherents to the laws are not permitted to eat any of these caviar.
Is there a naturally Kosher caviar?
While modern technology allows the manufacture of caviar substitutes that are certified kosher, we would instead offer our customers all natural products, harvested from wild caught or farmed fish. Fortunately, many of our products come from kosher fish and are certified kosher by the Orthodox Union. Observant gourmets need not do without caviar or resort to artificial substitutes — we have a considerable line of all natural, delicious options.
Black Whitefish Caviar
Whitefish is a salmon family member and the natural color of its eggs is bright yellow. It is dyed deep black with natural squid ink, producing a natural black kosher caviar substitute often called "Black Caviar Supreme." The eggs are small but firm with a crispy texture and a mildly tangy flavor with slight sweetness. It is a wallet friendly substitute that is most often used as a garnish for dishes at big parties by the catering companies. Thanks to its affordability, it can also be easily consumed on a daily basis as part of a healthy nourishing diet in sandwiches or bagels.
Golden Whitefish Caviar
The small crisp grains of this kosher caviar retain their natural golden color and have an attractive glossy look. This American Golden Whitefish roe is "Malossol," preserved in the best traditional method with a small amount of sea salt to protect and enhance the natural tang and slight sweetness of the roe to the fullest. It is also a cost saving alternative product, so there is no need to stint as you enjoy this kosher caviar straight from the jar or as part of a wide variety of dishes.
French Bottarga Caviar
Botargo, bottarga (Italian), poutargue or boutargue (French), botarga (Spanish), batarekh (Arabic) or avgotaraho (Greek), there are plenty of names for this simple delicacy available to the kosher gourmet. As you may determine from the range of names, this is a specialty of the Mediterranean region. It is made from salted and sun-dried mullet roe (bottarga di muggine). This kosher caviar has a very strong flavor and is usually consumed as part of different cold and hot fish dishes. It is shaved off in thin slices for hors d'oeuvres or grated over pasta, fish, or salads. It is a healthier, more flavorful alternative to adding salt to a dish.
Alaskan Salmon Caviar
We would be remiss not to list fresh Alaskan Salmon roe, a kosher caviar and a perfect delicacy for everyone. It both looks and tastes great. This wholesome product has a strong, sweet and honey-like flavor emphasized by its mild salinity. The large, firm eggs of Alaskan Salmon caviar make the perfect appetizer, and they can become the perfect feature of any dish, adding a flash of vibrant orange color and a breath of sea flavor.
All these kinds of caviars are supplied with a Kosher certificate upon request.