Salmon roe - where to get it?
I am looking for a store that sells salmon roe. I have seen it in Styrofoam in some japanese markets but am looking for more than an ounce. In NYC, Citeralla carries 7 ounce jars. Wondering if any seafood markets or anyone else sells it in jars or bigger containers. I would like to be able to use it on blini for a party or just to have around and munch over several days and so the 1 ounce covered in plastic wrap isn't what I am looking for.....
Any advice appreciated. Coming from the santa monica area but willing to travel for high quality salmon roe. Price isn't a major issue, although I'd rather not spend a fortune if it isn't necessary. Thanks in advance, hounds!
Petrossian of Paris has a store in Beverly Hills that might have it in stock in 8 3/4 oz. for $50:
321 No. Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills (310) 271-0576
Closer, would be Santa Monica Seafood (Quality as good? Possibly).
Not sure where to buy it in Los Angeles, but a warning to be careful in general. There is a huge price to quality ratio with this product. I recently ordered some online from Alaska Smokehouse in Washington state. It was not very expensive, but it was truly awful.
Would love to know if you find a good source.
Obviously, Petrosian or any store like it is going to charge an arm and a leg for what I've always considered the most democratic, basic caviar. The Russian markets on Santa Monica Blvd. carry it at reasonable prices. I've always gone to a place called Kashtan and been very happy with all their reasonably priced caviar sold bulk / deli style by the ounce. They also have a black caviar which I like very much too. Heck, if I'm going to serve it with scrambled eggs or with sour cream, onions, and chopped egg I'm going to use the expensive stuff!!!