"caviar aux blinis"
Beluga caviar (black) and salmon caviar
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Caviar is the salted roe* of large fish (especially the sturgeon); it is generally served as an appetiser.

Strictly speaking, the term caviar is reserved for the roe of Caspian sea sturgeons (which is black), but it is sometimes used to describe other roe, such as salmon roe.

Salmon roe is often known as red caviar.

Blinis are thin pancakes which contain yeast; they are traditionally made with buckwheat flour.

Recipe for blinis.

*fish eggs

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