Sturgeon

This firm-fleshed white fish is prized for its caviar, but there's no need to shell out for the eggy delicacy if you want to sample a sturgeon. The fillets are also quite delicious with dense, steak-like meat that holds up well on a grill or in a smoker. Since many species of wild sturgeon are endangered, look for sustainably farmed fish before you buy. Food & Wine's guide includes delicious recipes to help you appreciate sturgeon.

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Herb-and-Chile-Marinated Fish Shashlik

Russians usually make these fish kebabs with sturgeon, the firm-fleshed white fish prized for its caviar. Since most wild sturgeon is now endangered, look for sustainable farmed fish or try black cod or swordfish. Fast Fish Recipes

Sautéed Lake Fish with Creamy Wild Mushrooms

This fast, simple recipe is the perfect solution for a weeknight dinner when great, lake-caught fish is available. And with some more ambitious plating, notes chef Andrew Zimmern, it can be your go-to dish for entertaining. The creamy wild mushroom sauce would also pair well with saltwater fish like snapper, monkfish, or sea bass. Zimmern likes to serve his catch with savoy cabbage cooked quickly with caraway and lemon.    Slideshow: More Whitefish Recipes 

Smoked Sturgeon with Caviar and Everything Bagel Crumbs

This simplified version of Daniel Humm’s whimsical appetizer at NYC’s Eleven Madison Park has store-bought smoked sturgeon, hackleback caviar and rye crackers. Slideshow: More Chef Recipes Made Easy 

Smoked Sturgeon Spread with Grilled Bread

The smoked sturgeon here is baked with maple syrup, crushed red pepper and garlic so it’s spicy and sweet, and then it’s mixed with crème fraîche to make a luxurious spread. Slideshow:  Appetizer Recipes 

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Sturgeon Recipes

This firm-fleshed white fish is prized for its caviar, but there's no need to shell out for the eggy delicacy if you want to sample a sturgeon. The fillets are also quite delicious with dense, steak-like meat that holds up well on a grill or in a smoker. Since many species of wild sturgeon are endangered, look for sustainably farmed fish before you buy. Here, our best recipes featuring sturgeon including a delicious onion dip and a poached fillet.