Taramasalata

Ingredients

  • 1 jar smoked cod’s roe (6 ounces)
  • 6 slices white bread
  • ¼ Spanish onion, grated
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, mashed
  • 8 tablespoons olive oil
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
  • green olives
  • hot toast

Method

Place cod’s roe in a mortar. Trim crusts from bread; soak bread in water; squeeze and add to cod’s roe. Pound mixture to a smooth paste, and stir in onion and garlic. Then add olive oil and lemon juice alternately a little at a time, stirring well, until mixture acquires a smooth, uniform consistency. Strain through a fine sieve. (The above can be done in an electric blender, in which case the mixture does not need to be sieved.)

Serve in a salad bowl, sprinkled with finely chopped parsley and garnished with green olives. Serve with hot toast.

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