October 9, 2014

Test Kitchen-Approved

Author Notes: A delicious savory carp roe (a.k.a. fish egg) spread, perfect for sandwiches, wraps, or just enjoying on toast and crackers.Eva Kosmas Flores

Serves: 8


  • 8 slices day-old French bread, crusts removed
  • 1/4 cup carp roe (tarama)
  • 3 tablespoons diced shallot
  • 3/4 cup quality extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice
In This Recipe


  1. Soak the bread in a cup of water for five minutes, then squeeze out the excess moisture and set it aside.
  2. In a blender or a food processor, process together the carp roe and shallot. Add the bread, 1/4 cup at a time, until smooth. Drizzle in the olive oil in one small and steady stream while the mixer is still running. Do the same with the lemon juice and blend until the mixture is smooth and fluffy.
  3. Empty the taramasalata into a small bowl, cover, and keep refrigerated when not in use.

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