Caviar Star

American Paddlefish Caviar

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American Paddlefish, also known as "spoonbill" because of its duckbill-like snout, is a cartilaginous cousin to the sturgeon wild caught in the Mississippi River. Paddlefish roe ranges from light dark steel gray, and is comparable in taste to Caspian Sea Sevruga. A fine yet less expensive alternative to sturgeon caviar. Hand packed and quality checked for color, size, freshness, flavor and texture


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Reviews (4)

Daniel Agopsowicz 16th Dec 2016

Paddlefish Review

Over the years I've enjoyed and served many domestic and imported varieties of caviar. I recently had paddlefish caviar and smoked trout roe from Caviar Star sent to California for a family occasion. Those new to caviar and those more experienced than I touted the superb quality of the paddlefish and the surprisingly delightful flavor of the trout. Service, shipping and advice were all perfect; I'll be doing this again and often. Many thanks to new caviar advisor!

Laura Roden 25th Nov 2016

Tried 3, all good

We bought 3 to try: American Paddlefish Caviar American Hackleback Sturgeon Caviar American Bowfin Caviar All were delicious. The more than 3x price difference between the Bowfin and the Hackleback was not supported by the taste, since all were good. A couple of people said the Hackleback was the only one that did not have a "fishy" overtone, I did not detect any "fishiness" in the others. The Bowfin did seem to be the saltiest but that is just in comparison, by itself it is just mildly salty. The Paddlefish is interesting in that it was a pale pewter color which stands out, and the eggs are VERY soft - quite velvety. I would recommend this as a good counterpoint if you are doing a tasting with different colors and textures. It is quite elegant looking. In summary: if you are looking for a very tasty caviar at an incredibly low price, the Bowfin is amazing; especially if you are doing a party and need to buy a lot. The Paddlefish is interesting as described above. The Hackleback was liked by everyone and though it is expensive compared to Bowfin, it is a really great price compared to other sturgeon caviars.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Common Names:
Paddlefish, Spoonbill
Scientific Name:
Polyodon Spathula
Non-Sustainable, Wild Caught
Country of Origin:
Regular Product Price:
$20.00 - $320.00
Shelf Life:
4-6 weeks at 26° to 36° F
Egg Size:
Flavor Profile:
Rich, Soft, Earthy
Egg Color:
Grey, Brown