Recipe from the Ocean Wise Cookbook 2
Substitutions: If your budget doesn’t allow for sturgeon caviar, salmon or trout fish roe will do.
Your best bet when it comes to fresh Ocean Wise sturgeon is to have your local fishmonger do the filleting for you. The skin of sturgeon is like armour—so it is best to ask your fishmonger to remove that also. Serves 4.
Combine vinegar, sugar, water, salt, spices and herbs in a small saucepot and bring to a simmer to dissolve sugar. Allow to cool for 5 minutes. Pour liquid over sliced vegetables. Allow this to cool to room temperature for about 20 minutes and refrigerate.
Heat oil to lukewarm. Add nori strips to the oil and allow the flavour to infuse for 20 minutes.
Heat the oil in a non-stick pan until very hot. Season the fish with salt then place in the pan. Let it cook in the oil for 40 seconds. Add the butter. When the butter has melted, remove the pan from the heat and the butter will give the fillets a golden brown crust. Return to heat, flip the fish over and continue to spoon the browned butter over the fish until cooked, about 2 minutes.
1/3 oz (10 g) Ocean Wise Northern Divine sturgeon caviar
Spoon a small amount of nori oil over the fish and top with a dollop of caviar.