Bottarga

£18

Caviar De Neuvic - Preserved Mullet Roe - Bottarga

Bottarga is the roe of a fish, most commonly grey mullet, which is salted, massaged to expel air pockets, then pressed and dried. It's a delicacy the world over, and it dates back to ancient times. Almost anywhere humans fished, it seems, once they learned of this preservation technique, they extracted fish roe sacs and salted and dried them to produce a deeply savoury pantry staple. Bottarga is wonderful to eat with vegetables, grated over almost any starch or grain, or just on its own, sliced paper-thin and seasoned with a little salt or soy sauce, a squeeze of lemon, and a slick of flavourful oil.

Bottarga can be used with any number of different foods. Like soy sauce, or fish sauce, or Parmigiano-Reggiano, it's an easy and quick way to add savoury richness to dishes, whether it's pasta or eggs,  it always feels special.

Usage: It is excellent grated over pasta, particularly in simpler preparations, like Aglio e olio or,  It is a wonderful accent for the humble boiled egg, whether hard- or soft-boiled; it is a fine addition to a plate of soft-scrambled eggs. The only note of caution is you should avoid cooking bottarga.

Ingredients: Mullet roe (Mugil Cephalus) fished in the Atlantic Ocean, salted, dried and packed in the wax (20%)

Allergens: FISH

Net: 100g

SHIPPING RATES (UK MAINLAND ONLY)

EXPRESS DELIVERY (Tues-Fri)
£7.50
EXPRESS AM BY 12 (Tues- Fri) 
£12.50
EXPRESS AM BY 10.30AM (Tues-Fri)
£25.00
SATURDAY DELIVERY 
£15.00
SATURDAY BY 12 
£25.00

 

All orders received before 3pm can be dispatched the same day unless a specific future date is selected using the date picker on the basket page of our website.  We do not deliver on Sunday or Monday.

OUR COURIERS

We send all of our shipments on an express overnight courier service, usually with DPD.  We have a perishable account giving our parcels priority in their network.  Should you not be at home at the time of delivery, the driver will try to find a safe place to leave your parcel and send you a notification.  However, we do always encourage you to be in to receive your goods to ensure there is no risk of theft, for which we do not accept liability. 

If your residence opens directly onto a pavement or you have a shared access it may not be possible for your driver to find a safe place in the event that you are out, in this case your parcel will return to the depot and one more delivery will be attempted the following day.  After two unsuccessful delivery attempts, your parcel will be disposed of due to its perishable nature.

DELIVERY TIME SLOTS

On the day of your delivery you will receive a notification with your one hour time slot via SMS and email.

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PACKAGING

For the shipping fresh and frozen goods we use high quality mixed recyclable insulated packaging to keep your products perfect through the courier network.

To keep frozen goods at the correct temperature we use a safe alternative to dry ice.  These gel packs freeze to a temperature of -45° and stay frozen for an extended period of time. Completely food safe and fully recyclable/reusable.

FROZEN PRODUCTS

The vast majority of shipments arrive frozen but we cannot guarantee this.  In the event that your order has defrosted it should still be at a very low temperature when you receive it and therefore fine to put in your freezer.  Refreezing is only unsafe if the product has reached 8°c. It is worth mentioning that supermarkets routinely sell defrosted food as "fresh", with the advice that it may be frozen when you get home.

All frozen products arrive in extremely high quality, fully insulated packaging.

FRESH TRUFFLES

All fresh truffles are sent in a foil resealable pack with an absorbent paper.  This is suitable for storing in your fridge.  If storing truffles for more than a few days we recommend wrapping them in paper towel or using a Tuberpac.  Fresh truffles are always best consumed as soon as possible.