[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

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About This Recipe

Yield:serves 4
Active time:10 minutes
Total time:10 minutes


  • 8 slices firm white bread (preferably at least a few days old)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup tarama (carp or cod roe)
  • 5 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cups extra virgin olive oil


  1. 1

    In a medium bowl, combine bread and water. Let bread soak for one minute then squeeze out all moisture and set aside.

  2. 2

    Add tarama and 3 tablespoons lemon juice to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until combined. Add the bread and remaining lemon juice and pulse until combined.

  3. 3

    With motor running, add oil and blend until mixture is light and fluffy.


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