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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Greek Caviar Dip: Taramasalata #Foodie Friday #Food of the World

Greek Caviar Dip- Taramasalata- simplelivingeating.com


When I was in high school I had a girlfriend, Kristine who's family was from Greece. I would love going to her house after school because her mom always made the most exotic snacks. 


One of my favorites was, "Greek Caviar" which is basically fish roe blended with cream cheese or sour cream. We would spread it on toast or dip pita slices (no pita chips back then) into the spread or dip depending on how her mom made it that day. 


Greek Caviar Dip- Taramasalata- simplelivingeating.com

I like to share my version of Greek Caviar Dip or Taramasalata. It can be made with any type of roe, traditionally it is cod or salmon roe, but I could only find lumpfish roe. It tastes the same to me in the spread. 

This recipe can be mixed with cream cheese or goat cheese if you want it to be a spread. Traditionally in Greece they use mashed potatoes or bread crumbs. If you want more of a dip use sour cream or whole milk Greek yogurt. Enjoy this exotic simple to make appetizer. 


Greek Caviar Dip- Taramasalata- simplelivingeating.com


Greek Caviar Dip:  Taramasalata

by Diane Balch
 simplelivingeating.com

Ingredients:

1 cup of sour cream (You can use: Greek Yogurt, sour cream, cream cheese, goat cheese, potatoes, breadcrumbs) 
2 ounces of fish roe (Lumpfish, Cod, Salmon any type)
1 shallot chopped
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1 tablespoon of Extra-Virigin Olive Oil (EVOO)
1 tablespoon of minced fresh Dill
Pepper (Do not Add SALT)


Directions: 

1) In a mini-food processor or blender mix: roe, shallot, lemon juice, EVOO, dill and pepper together. You don't need to make it smooth, just blend them together a little, a few pulses.

2) Add the sour cream and mix until just blended... don't over mix.

3) Serve on toast or with pita chips. Great with a side of olives, stuffed grape leave, figs, dates, almonds. 







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25 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting Diane! All the features look fantastic! Have a great weekend! :)

    Sandi @ A New York Foodie

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  2. Thanks for the party Diane - have a great weekend!

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  3. Thanks for the party Diane. Have a wonderful weekend!! :)

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  4. I'm a fan of Greek food too. Thanks for another great party. I can't wait to start looking through the recipes.

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    1. It is great food from a great people.

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  5. Diane,
    Thanks for hosting the party. I don't have a post this week but I hope to have one next week.
    Annamaria

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  6. Hi Diane,
    Looks like an awesome summer party, I would love to just taste it all! Have a great weekend and thanks so much for the party!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thanks Miz Helen,
      Hope you are still having your beautiful weather.

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  7. Thanks for hosting, Diane! Have a great weekend! :)

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  8. Your Greek caviar is so pretty with the sprinkling of red roe on top. It must taste wonderful. Thanks for hosting Diane and I hope you have a lovely weekend.
    Sam

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    1. It sure does Sam... but I'm a fish lover.

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  9. Thank you! I love stopping by your party each week. Please come and party with us. We would love to have you! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com
    Happy Friday! Lou Lou Girls

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  10. Thanks for the feature. We love the muffins. That dip looks delicious.

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  11. My son is a fan of roe. He's going to like the idea of a dip full of it!
    Thanks for the party, Diane.

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  12. I love Greek food. This dip would be so delicious with pita chips. Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.

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  13. Delicious thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog-hop, pinning it.

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  14. Delicious thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog-hop, pinning it.

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  15. Hi Diane,
    I think we are having your kind of weather here, it feels like fall in July. I just love this dip and thanks so much for sharing it with Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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  16. This looks incredible! Pinned. We really appreciate you taking the time to be a part of our party. Please join us tonight at 7 pm. It is a pleasure to have you! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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