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Fish roe (ταραμά tarama) dip.

A Greek classic now sold around the world, it's made with the cured roe of the cod, carp or grey mullet, olive oil, lemon juice, and a starchy base of bread or potatoes, or sometimes almonds. The commercial versions are often dyed bright pink and blended smooth, while the best, consisting of 100% eggs, is only slightly pink if pink at all, and hand ground with a mortar and pestle, with a slightly grainy texture.

Text © Dana Facaros

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