Taramasalata with Cream Cheese on Tapenade Crostini

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Appears in
A Passion for Cheese

By Paul Gayler

Published 1997

  • About

My inclusion of cream cheese in this traditional Greek smoked fish purée would doubtless bring tears to the eyes of locals. I find it mellows and rounds the smoky flavour of the roe - try it and see what you think.


  • 3 slices of white bread, crusts removed
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 100 g (


Soak the white bread in a little water or, better still, milk for 5 minutes. Squeeze out the excess moisture, then place the bread in a blender or food processor. Add the garlic, cod’s roe and cream cheese and blitz to a smooth purée. Add the lemon juice and 4 (5) tablespoons of the olive oil and bl