Goatsbridge Trout Farm, in County Kilkenny, Ireland, has become the first company in Ireland to produce caviar from trout.
Positive feedback has been received from samplings conducted at the Bord Bia food show in Dublin earlier this year. The owners of the farm, Mags and Ger Kirwan, were inspired by North Carolina based Sunburst Trout, which was started roughly 50 years prior by Ger Kirwan's parents.
retail trout caviar (smoked) from Kirwan's Sunburst Trout farms, and we absolutely love this simple yet fresh roe treat. And we are not alone, at a recent caviar sampling event in Los Angeles, the smoked trout roe came out as the undisputed "most surprising" caviar amongst samplers. Why? The answer has to do with relativity. When most people see trout roe for the first time, they are instantly reminded of salmon roe - as they are nearly the identical size, color and consistency. Salmon roe lacks much character, has very little salt, and is much more viscous than any other roe.
The Smoked Trout on the other hand has pop with a higher salt content and a smooth smokey finish that reminds you of a smoked salmon.
So next time you are in Ireland, be sure to try some of Goatsbridge Trout Farm's caviar.