American Bowfin Caviar

Starting at $20.00

Product Description

Hailing from Louisiana, the indigenous Bowfin (also known as Cajun Caviar) is known there by its Cajun name of “Choupique” and has been popular in Cajun cooking since the first settlers arrived.

Though not a sturgeon, this ancient species of freshwater fish produces a robust and distinct roe that has gained popularity in caviar circles due to its affordable price and high quality.

Bowfin caviar is wonderful as a garnish, appetizer or even in baked preparations where the roe will turn to a red color once cooked.

Caviar Graded and Packed at Browne Trading

All the caviar offered by Browne Trading is graded by our Caviar Master Richard Hall. Grading consists of opening large tins of Caviar, sent from the producer, and evaluating the caviar’s tone, texture, and taste.

Quick Bowfin Caviar Facts

  • Species: (Amia calva) Bowfin
  • Country of Origin: Louisiana, United States
  • Color: Jet black to brown
  • Taste: Mild
  • Size of Pearls: Small
  • Texture: Firm

New to caviar?

Be sure to check out our how to care and serve caviar guide. Note that Caviar will remain optimal in your refrigerator, unopened, for 4-6 weeks. Crucially, once opened you should consume within three days.

Our Caviar Serving Assortment includes everything you need to serve and enjoy our caviar. (BlinisCreme Fraiche, and Mother of Pearl Spoons)