How to Make a Caviar Appetizer Platter

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This caviar appetizer platter is a must-have at any special celebration. It’s a simple appetizer that will impress your guests with a stunning display of caviar, accompaniments, and a charming presentation!

We’re all about easy entertaining with sophisticated style; there is nothing more elegant than caviar. It’s a show-stopping simple appetizer and you don’t need to do much to create a beautiful caviar platter. 

Caviar appetizer platter.

Caviar is pricey because of its luxurious nature and delicate flavor. This is why caviar platters are so special – you can serve a variety of caviar to your guests and make them feel pampered.

This is a great appetizer for a birthday party, holiday party, New Year’s eve, dinner party, or any special occasion. 

Caviar doesn’t have to be expensive, you can get caviar at a reasonable price while still achieving an impressive caviar platter. Below we share a list of places where you can buy caviar to make this amazing appetizer.

How to Make a Caviar Appetizer and Platter 

One thing that you need to know about creating a caviar platter is to keep it simple. Let the caviar be the star and don’t overload it with too many accompaniments. Simplicity is key! Here’s what you need:

Supplies

  • Small Bowls – These are used for the dips and chopped ingredients.
  • Two Small Bowls Raised – If you have two bowls that are higher, these are good for the tins of caviar to sit.
  • Mother of Pearl Spoon – This is used to serve the caviar. These are used as the spoon does not hold or transfer any flavor to the caviar.
Onions, dip, chives, caviar on a platter.

What Goes on A Caviar Platter

Caviar – There are several brands, variates, and grades of caviar you can serve. Find one within your budget that has good ratings and can be shipped overnight. 

Toasted Baguette – Slice and toast a baguette with butter or olive oil.

Potatoes Chips – There is no better pairing than caviar and thick-cut potato chip!

Blini – Blinis are soft, small pancakes usually made with buckwheat flour. Caviar is traditionally served on these soft pancakes. If you want to make these too you can. However, potato chips and a toasty baguette are our top choice. 

Crème Fraîche – A classic caviar accompaniment, it’s creamy and adds a nice balance.

Sour Cream Dip – This adds so much flavor when making a caviar canapé.

Red Onion – Thinly sliced or diced red onion adds a nice flavor to the caviar platter.

Fresh Chives – If you want to add a little more color and flavor, thinly slice some green onions and add them to the platter.

Herbs – Add some herbs like fresh dill, parsley, or oregano to the platter for a pretty presentation. These can also be used when building the canapé too. 

Ice in a bowl with dips to make a caviar platter.

Creating a Caviar Appetizer

  • Prepare your ingredients. If you’re serving onion, finely chop it. Prepare the dips and other ingredients that will go on the platter.
  • Place the ingredients in small bowls on the platter.
  • Add ice to two of the bowls for the caviar to sit. 
  • Add the bread, blinis, and potato chips to the platter.
  • Place fresh herbs around the platter to add color. 
  • Lastly, bring the caviar out from the refrigerator and place it on the ice. 
  • Place a Mother of pearl spoon next to the caviar.
Potato chip with sour cream, chives and caviar.

How to Make the Perfect Caviar Canapés

The best way is to take a chip, toasted baguette, or blini, add a dollop of sour cream or creme fraiche, and sprinkle a little chopped red onion or sliced green onions over the top. Then add a dollop of caviar on top.

This is the best mini caviar appetizer that everyone will love and it has the perfect blend of flavors. One of my favorite ways is pairing it with a potato chip, so good! 

Black caviar with Mother of pearl spoon and chips.

Tips for Serving Caviar 

Always serve caviar in its original container on ice to keep it cold while guests create their caviar appetizer. 

Use a Mother of pearl spoon when serving caviar – metal spoons will alter the caviar’s flavor. If you don’t have this type of spoon, you can use any other spoon that is not metal.

Caviar will last about 2 hours at room temperature. It’s imperative to leave it in the refrigerator until serving.

Place the caviar on ice 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

Once the container is opened, store it in the refrigerator and you have 48 hours to consume it.

Let the eggs shine! Remember to keep it simple, you’ve splurged on buying a delicacy so don’t cover it up with other ingredients.

Popular Types of Caviar 

Caviar is a very personal choice. It depends on your budget, the type of caviar you prefer, and what you plan to pair it with. Here are some caviar varietals you can choose from: 

  • Beluga Caviar – This is the most expensive caviar and is associated with luxury. Its large, glossy black pearls identify it.
  • Osetra Caviar – Also known as fine caviar, this is obtained from the Ossetra sturgeon. It has a creamy, nutty flavor.
  • White Sturgeon Caviar – An American origin Caviar, this one has a smooth, nutty flavor.
  • Sevruga Caviar – This caviar is much less expensive than Beluga caviar and has smaller, gray pearls.
Caviar in container over ice with a Mother of Pearl spoon.

Where to Buy Caviar 

You can find caviar online or at your local gourmet store. Make sure you buy caviar that’s fresh, sustainably harvested, and high in quality.

You don’t want to skimp on caviar, so it’s important to buy from a reputable source. Here are a few places you can buy Caviar online:

  • Roe Caviar – American white sturgeon caviar that is sustainably farmed in Northern California. 
  • Regiis Ova – This brand of caviar was founded by Chef Thomas Keller. They source from the finest caviar farms around the world.
  • Petrossian – They have mastered the art of caviar and sell all different types. You can’t go wrong with Petrossian.
Caviar appetizer with chips, bread, onions, dip and sparkling wine.

How to Store Caviar

If the caviar is unopened and properly stored in an airtight container in a cold refrigerator, it can last up to four weeks. The refrigerator temperature should be anywhere from 28 to 32 degrees.

Store the caviar immediately in the refrigerator once it’s delivered.

Drinks to Serve with Caviar

The best drinks to serve with caviar are Champagne, sparkling wine, white wine, or vodka drinks. These two beverages bring out the flavor of caviar.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you serve caviar as an appetizer?

Caviar can be served as an appetizer by creating a caviar platter with accompaniments like potato chips, toasted baguette, crème frâiche, and herbs. Serve caviar on the platter with a mother-of-pearl spoon. 

Is caviar an appetizer?

Yes, caviar can be served as an appetizer. It is a luxurious food that is often served as a starter. It makes a wonderful, elegant appetizer and can be served over food, as an appetizer, or by itself.

What are the 2 grades of caviar? 

The two grades of caviar are Grade 1 and Grade 2. Grade 1 caviar is the best quality caviar and has uniform texture, color, and size. Grade 2 caviar is less expensive but still of good quality. It has a slightly lower flavor and smaller pearls. 

What is the most common type of caviar? 

Ossetra is the most common type of caviar. It comes from the Ossetra sturgeon. 

Black caviar on a platter with a spoon.

More Delicious Appetizers

Here are more of our favorite party appetizers that are always a hit:

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Seasonal Fruit Platter and Fruit Dip

Truffle and Prosciutto Potato Chips

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Caviar appetizer platter.

Caviar Appetizer Platter

This caviar appetizer platter is a must-have at any special celebration. It’s a simple appetizer that will impress your guests with a stunning display of caviar, accompaniments, and a charming presentation.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
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Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 620kcal
Author: Eden

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces caviar
  • 8 ounces potato chips
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup Crème fraîche
  • 1 French baguette, sliced and toasted
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped into tiny pieces
  • 1/8 cup chives, sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill

Instructions

  • Prepare your ingredients. If you’re serving onion, finely chop it. Prepare the dips and other ingredients that will go on the platter.
    Empty bowls to make a caviar platter.
  • Place the ingredients in small bowls on the platter.
  • Add ice to two of the bowls for the caviar to sit. 
    Ice in a bowl with dips to make a caviar platter.
  • Add the bread, blinis, and potato chips to the platter.
  • Place fresh herbs around the platter to add color. 
    Caviar in container over ice with a Mother of Pearl spoon.
  • Lastly, bring the caviar out from the refrigerator and place it on the ice. 
  • Place a Mother of pearl spoon next to the caviar.

Notes

Use this recipe as a guide to creating your own caviar platter. You can add more or fewer ingredients. 
Keep the caviar in the refrigerator and take it out for 5 minutes before you serve it.
Make sure you use a non-metal serving spoon for the caviar. 
We recommend reading our tips for serving in the blog post. 
Remember, keep it simple! 

Nutrition

Calories: 620kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 918mg | Potassium: 895mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 768IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 184mg | Iron: 5mg
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How to make a caviar platter.

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