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What exactly is caviar?

caviar supplier in London, said the price on the legal market for one variety of black roe produced near Khabarovsk could be as much as $400 per kilo. At that price the smuggled haul could be worth as much as $200,000.
MOSCOW — A speeding hearse pulled over by Russian police was found with more than half-a-ton of illegal black caviar stashed in the coffin it was carrying
“I don’t think it’s logistically impossible. You’d need a factory,” Rohgar said. “All it can be is that they’ve raided some warehouse.
The black market in caviar has shrunk since its heyday a decade ago, when it was compared to the drugs trade, and much of the poaching that threatened the extinction of the sturgeon has now been stamped out. Yet smuggling continues, with Russian police in the far east periodically seizing lorry-loads of caviar.
Russia’s undertaker industry is also not known for its transparency. Officials estimate as much as 60 percent of burials are done by unlicensed and amateur undertakers, who sometimes bribe ambulance workers to give them a head start on reaching the deceased]]>

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How To Cook Mahi Mahi: The Best, Simplest Method

Buying Mahi Mahi
Mahi mahi, also known as dolphinfish, is usually sold as skinless fillets and is generally considered a sustainable seafood from the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch list. If you can’t find it fresh, check the frozen seafood section, which may sell them as individually frozen fillets (Costco sells a 3-pound pack of frozen fillets). If you can’t find mahi mahi, look for a meaty white fish like swordfish, halibut, or snapper as an alternative
How to Cook Mahi Mahi
To cook mahi mahi on the stovetop, start with a nonstick or cast iron pan so that there’s less of a chance for the fish to stick. Here are some tips once you’re ready to get going
Use a hot pan and dry fish
To get that nice brown crust on the mahi mahi, make sure the pan is just starting to smoke and the fish has been patted dry with paper towels to remove excess moisture before you add it to the pan
Sear more on the first side
Borrowing from a technique we use with pan-seared salmon, let the first side cook longer to develop the crust, then flip the fish over and cook the second side for just a few minutes more
Use lemon slices and lemon juice
After the fish is cooked, add some lemon juice, garlic, and salt and scrape up those tasty browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Then add some lemon slices both for flavor and a pretty presentation at the end
Finish with butter and parsley
Finish the sauce with butter, but leave it on the heat just until the butter is melted — don’t keep cooking the sauce. Stir in parsley for some freshness and color, then pour that gorgeous sauce over the fish
Serving Mahi Mahi
The simple sauce is so flavorful that the mahi mahi doesn’t need much else, but no one would argue if you served the fish with something that can soak it all up: some crusty bread, steamed rice, or mashed potatoes are all great candidates. It’s up to you if you want to eat the lemon slices — they get soft in the pan and offer a nice contrast to the flaky fish and buttery sauce. A green vegetable, such as asparagus or green beans, also pairs delightfully]]>