Tea Smoked Sturgeon

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  • Total: 8 hr 30 min
  • Prep: 8 hr 10 min
  • Cook: 20 min
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6 (6-ounce) portions fresh sturgeon

4 ounces olive oil

2 tablespoons ground coriander

2 shallots minced

2 ounces chopped dill

4 ounces black Russian tea

4 ounces apple wood chips

1 red onion minced

3 ounces capers

2 hard boiled eggs minced

6 ounces creme fraiche


  1. Marinate sturgeon in olive oil, coriander, shallots and dill for 8 hours, refrigerated. Soak tea and applewood chips in water for 2 hours.
  2. In a stove top smoker place soaked tea and apple chips in bottom of pan and put over medium heat on stove. Drain of any excess oil and place sturgeon on rack and cover. Let smoke on stovetop until fish begins to flake, about 12 minutes. Remove from pan and garnish with onions, capers, and chopped eggs. Drizzle with creme fraiche and serve.