March 14, 2017
TARAMOSALATA is an example of Mediterranean Diet Cuisine
An example of Med Cuisine: TARAMOSALATA
INGREDIENTS FOR TARAMOSALATA (TO SERVE 6-8)
6-7 Slices of dried bread without the crust (200 g)
200 g Tarama (preserved fish roe)
2 table spoons Onion very finely chopped
3/2 cup Fine olive oil or corn oil
1/3 cup Lemon juice
3 Spring onions, finely chopped
Black olives for the garniture
HOW TO PREPARE THE TARAMOSALATA
Soak the bread in some water and then press out excessive water between your palms.Beat the tarama into a mortar to form a fine paste.
Add the onion and some drops of oil and while continuing beating add some bread and then some oil alternately.
Continue beating the mixture, until you have added all the bread, and continue with adding some oil (be careful not to add too much at the time).
When the oil is finished, add the lemon juice (add to taste).
Place the taramosalata onto a small platter and sprinkle with the finely chopped spring onions.
Garnish, if you like, with the black olives.
Alternatively, you can replace the bread by two medium sized boiled potatoes.
If the taramosalata turns out to be too thick, add while beating some sparkling water (or soda water) and continue beating for some seconds.
Taramosalata is a Greek-Turkish dish, very well known in the Mediterranean Diet. It is a meze or mezze (Greek mezé (Μεζέ), from Turkish meze, ultimately from Persian maze (مزه) “taste, snack”