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Caviar Kosher

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Topic: Kosher, Caviar

Fran Cohen from Mountain View, California wrote:

Dear Rabbi,

Is caviar kosher?


Dear Fran Cohen,

No, caviar is not kosher. Real caviar is the roe (eggs) of the sturgeon fish, which has no scales. I guess that's why the ultimate Jewish gastronomic experience is schmaltz herring!

There is kosher "caviar" made from salmon roe.


 
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