Suggestions for smoked sturgeon
Perfect weather today in N. CA to lower the top on the roadster and take a long, leisurely drive up the coast. Late in the afternoon approx. 8 mi. past Half Moon Bay we spotted a sign advertising smoked fish in the town of Montara. We couldn't resist. 30 minutes later after a gratuitous tasting we departed with a 1/2# each of smoked sturgeon, and wild salmon. Plan to do a Nicoise-style salad preparation with the salmon, but would appreciate ideas for the sturgeon. It has a mild earthy finish. TIA.
Served on water crackers with a soft cheese and homemade mayonnaise. But smoked sturgeon is so good I usually just eat it plain before I get around to doing anything with it.
First you must secure the best possible bagels you can find on the west coast. And none of those weird sun dried tomato ones. Sesame, everything, or especially rye or pumpernickle.
Lightly toast the bagel, add a thin schmear of regular plain cream cheese, a few folded slices of fish, very very thin red onion slices on top. Maybe a few capers if you're fancy.
Eat open faced with the sunday NY times and an original cel-ray soda.
Repeat weekly, preferably on late sunday mornings.....