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One of the most attention grabbing modernist techniques is spherification. It's the process of trapping a liquid inside of a gelled sphere. The gelling agents used in spherification only gel in the presence of certain ions, such as calcium or potassium.

Caviar is just small spheres normally made with the direct spherification process. If reverse spherification was attempted, as the caviar was dropped into the setting bath they would stick together on contact.

You can find more information about caviar from my guide on how to make caviar or from the caviar articles below.

Caviar Recipes and Articles

Chipotle Caviar and Crispy Pulled Pork Recipe

Chipotle Caviar and Crispy Pulled Pork  Recipe image This recipe combines crispy pulled pork and savory deviled egg with a burst of spicy chipotle flavor into one of the more unique combinations. The crispy pulled pork can be used as a garnish for many dishes, and a topper for fish or salads.

Chipotle Caviar Recipe

Chipotle Caviar Recipe image Using miniature spheres, referred to as caviar, is a great way to add little bursts of flavor to dishes. Here we use a chipotle water but you can use the same technique on any liquid that doesn't contain calcium.

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