Golden Whitefish Caviar
As the sturgeon population approaches endangers status in some areas, caviar lovers have to cast their net wider. One option is whitefish caviar from Montana. An article in the Jackson Hole Star Tribune covers Ron Mohn's small and booming business selling whitefish caviar from his business Mountain Lake Fisheries, which sells fish fillets and roe. This year is the company's 14th annual fall harvest when fisherman are able to take up to 100 fish per day. Whitefish caviar won't be mistaken for beluga anytime soon, it's golden, a little crunchy and doesn't do the salty melt-in-your-mouth thing that beluga and other sturgeon caviars do but it is one of a tempting batch of American caviars that offer a pleasing taste without a huge price. The fish all come from Flathead Lake and River and it seems there are plenty of whitefish in the lake currently. The caviar sells for $20 for a four-ounce jar.