So this all started when I went into my local deli in Bondi Junction and my lovely deli guy Andre was serving me and I asked him what Taramasalata is (Taramasalata is a Greek and Turkish meze made from tarama, the salted and cured roe of the cod, carp, or grey mullet mixed with olive oil, lemon juice, and a starchy base of bread or potatoes, or sometimes almonds, Wikipedia is great for these things). Anyway, after telling me it was made from fish roe, Andre gave me some to try. I loved it, I just didn't know what to do with it.
So along I go to a party and my posh friend Brooke was there (I've mentioned posh Brooke before) and she brought along these canapés. Well I loved them, my husband loved them, and now I knew what to do with the taramasalata that I loved.
So off to the deli I go, I do love Norton St Deli in Bondi Junction (love the deli people, very friendly, very helpful) and I bought the taramasalata and the mini toasts, bought the seaweed from the sushi place across from it and off I went and I made this.
Sadly Norton St Deli no longer exists-how you miss things that were amazing.
And I've recently added flying fish roe because I love it.
We love this, I now buy this regularly and make it for my husband when he gets home from work to have with a drink if dinner is going to be late. I've served it at parties, it is so easy and so tasty.
Next time you see taramasalata at your local deli, try it, and give these a go, they are so good.
1 large serving spoonful taramasalata, about 150g
1 packet seaweed salad
1 tub of flying fish roe, optional
1 packet mini toasts or wafer crackers
Place some taramasalata on the mini toasts. I use the back of a teaspoon to spread it on. Don't be too stingy, you want to taste it.
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