Transcript for U.S. Caviar Getting a Worldly Reputation as Black Gold
Finally tonight, what if something made right here in america could challenge the snobbiest fancy food in the world, caviar? And it's from a surprising place and a pretty ugly fish. Abc's darren rafle. Reporter: Caviar -- a food favored by the upper crust of society, literally eaten out of a silver spoon. The most famous caviar comes but fishing there is restricted. So there's a fill in from the most unlikely of places. Oklahoma? Land-locked oklahoma, but with rivers and lakes where the american paddlefish and its eggs reside. We've had buyers from europe, japan, all over and they're the first to tell us that the quality of our eggs and the quality of our operation is second to none. Reporter: Demand so high and the fish so plentiful that this one facility processed 15,000 pounds of caviar in a month. That's 1.4 million dollars that goes to fund the state's department of wildlife. The paddlefish eggs are even served at new york city's restaurant caviar russe, along with the topf the line caviars. We took it to the street. Everyone could tairs the difference but they seemed to like it and its price point. So move over russia, there are other fish in the sea. Make the in the rivers of oklahoma. Darren rovell, abc news, oklahoma. Go oklahoma. We thank you so much for
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