Kaviar in Norwegian
Norwegian Caviar-Kaviar Sandwich (above)
For generations, Norwegians have enjoyed Kaviar. It is mostly used as a sandwich spread.
Usually, it is made by sugar-salting smoked cod roe, which gives it its unique taste and texture.
This seafood is packaged in tubes for ease of use and storage. The contents weight 2.7 grams and are 10 centimeters in length (about 7-1/2 inches).
That ends up being meters upon meters and millions of tubes of caviar produced per year in Norway. This delicacy is exported
all over the world.
Ideas for using and serving:
Norwegians make open-face sandwiches with whatever sandwich meats, seafood, cheeses, and vegetables they have around.
Kaviar is sometimes served on bread with sliced hard-boiled egg, thinly sliced English cucumbers, and also sometimes served with Jarlsberg (lean Norwegian Swiss), kvitost, or Gouda cheese, that is Gauda ost in Norwegian.
In Norway, we serve open-face sandwiches, not just for parties, but it's normal for everyday food.
They are topped with seafood, meats, and cheeses as well as vegetables. Kaviar, mayonnaise, and cheeses are available in convenient tubes. It's easy to make appetizing sandwiches when you have great "tools".
Norwegian Caviar in Norway, we call it Kaviar
The tubes are easy to use for "decorating" open-face sandwiches and/or appetizers.
In Norway, sandwiches are always open face. If you order a sandwich at a restaurant, you will get only one piece of bread, but they load it up with shrimp (reker) and other toppings for sandwiches. Next time you visit Norway, make sure to order a shrimp sandwich - it is an event. It's made with a huge mound of delicious shrimp, parsley lettuce with mayo, and thin lemon slices. YUM
Kaviar will liven up sauces, dressings, and gravies and with a tube of Norwegian caviar you can create tasty and attractive canapes with ease.
Spread a blend of pink kaviar, cream cheese; other soft cheeses, and chives on crackers for a quick and tasty snack or appetizers - be creative.
For lovely hors d'ouvres, cut bread into star, circle and heart shapes with cookie cutters.
Spread cream cheese or any favorite cheese spread, or place thin
slices of white cheese s.a. Jarlsberg on canapés. Use the tube to decorate/garnish along with a sprig of parsley.
Place deviled egg mix on bread or crackers. Garnish with caviar and parsley.
Topping ideas for using caviar for appetizers/canapés
Sliced or whole, green/black olives on toothpicks; thinly sliced
fresh/roasted sweet red peppers; sliced green peppers; tomato wedges or grape tomatoes on toothpicks; marinated artichoke hearts; capers, leaf lettuce, lemon leaves, lemon slices, fresh parsley or dill.
Try egg salad sandwiches with Kaviar added directly to the salad or on top of an open face sandwich with a sprig of parsley or dill. It will make your taste buds "zing".
I recently served my knitting club, "The Knitwits", open face egg salad sandwiches topped with Norwegian Kaviar (caviar)caviar, thinly sliced red onions, sliced scallions, black olives, and grape tomatoes. It was a delicious success.
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