Taramosalata (Caviar Dip)

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Tarama, sometimes called the poor man’s caviar, is made from cod or carp roe. Resist the temptation to use extra-virgin olive oil in this dish because the strong flavor will interfere with the delicate flavor of the tarama.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 10 minutes

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 9 slices white bread
  • 5 oz. carp roe caviar
  • ½ cup chopped onion, peeled
  • 1½ cups light olive oil, divided
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup cold water

Directions

  • Soak the bread in room-temperature water for 10 seconds and then squeeze the water out with your hands. Reserve the bread and discard the water.
  • In a food processor, put the caviar and onion. Process for 2 minutes to combine. Add the bread and process for 2–3 minutes or until the mixture is smooth.
  • With the processor running, slowly add ¾ cup oil (add it slowly so the mixture won’t split). Add lemon juice and cold water and process to combine.
  • With the processor running, slowly add the remaining oil. Serve cold or at room temperature. Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks.

Recipe Information

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 9 slices white bread
  • 5 oz. carp roe caviar
  • ½ cup chopped onion, peeled
  • 1½ cups light olive oil, divided
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup cold water

Directions

  • Soak the bread in room-temperature water for 10 seconds and then squeeze the water out with your hands. Reserve the bread and discard the water.
  • In a food processor, put the caviar and onion. Process for 2 minutes to combine. Add the bread and process for 2–3 minutes or until the mixture is smooth.
  • With the processor running, slowly add ¾ cup oil (add it slowly so the mixture won’t split). Add lemon juice and cold water and process to combine.
  • With the processor running, slowly add the remaining oil. Serve cold or at room temperature. Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories340
Total Fat31g
Saturated Fat4.5g
Cholesterol70mg
Sodium300mg
Total Carbohydrate13g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars1g
Protein5g