Creamy Fish Roe Spread

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    1½ cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Better Than Store-Bought: Authoritative recipes that most people never knew they could make at home

By Helen Witty and Elizabeth Schneider

Published 1979

  • About

Taramosalata is a smooth, intensely fish-flavored creamy spread commonly served in Greece and Turkey. It has become a familiar appetizer in the Middle Eastern restaurants in this country, where it is often served as a dip with pita (for which see our recipe). The dish is based on mullet roe in its land of provenance, but other fish eggs—including those of carp, mackerel, and cod—are also used, either preserved or fresh. Tarama, the neces