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    Smoked Salmon Tarama With Pita Chips

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    35 mins

    25 mins

    10 mins

    Manami's Note:

    Bon Appetit Magazine, January 2008 publication - a Michael Psilakis recipe. Tarama (or taramasalata) is a Greek spread traditionally made with carp roe, breadcrumbs, lemon juice, milk, olive oil and seasonings. Here, smoked salmon adds an extra dose of flavor.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

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    • 2 2/3 cups bread (3/4 inch cubes)
    • 1 cup whole milk (we used 2% milk)
    • 6 ounces thinly sliced smoked salmon
    • 1/3 cup chopped shallot
    • 3 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
    • 3 garlic cloves
    • 5 tablespoons olive oil plus more for frying pita bread
    • 1/2 cup tarama (pale orange carp roe)
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill, plus more (to garnish)
    • 4 pita breads, each cut into 8 triangles (7-8 inch)
    • 1 (2 ounce) jar salmon caviar

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Combine bread and milk in medium bowl.
    2. 2
      Let soak 5 minutes, tossing to moisten.
    3. 3
      Squeeze bread to release milk; reserve milk.
    4. 4
      Place bread in processor.
    5. 5
      Add smoked salmon, shallots, white vinegar, & garlic cloves, blend until smooth.
    6. 6
      With machine running, gradually add 5 tablespoons olive oil; transfer to medium bowl.
    7. 7
      Stir in tarama, 2 tablespoons dill, and enough reserved milk by tablespoonfuls to reach spreadable consistency.
    8. 8
      Season with salt and pepper.
    9. 9
      *DO AHEAD: Can be made 6 hours ahead. Cover and chill.
    10. 10
      Pour enough olive oil into large skillet to cover bottom. Heat oil over medium-high heat.
    11. 11
      Add pita triangles and cook until light brown, about 2 minutes per side.
    12. 12
      Transfer to paper towels and drain.
    13. 13
      Place bowl of salmon tarama in center of platter.
    14. 14
      Garnish with salmon caviar and dill.
    15. 15
      Surround with pita chips and serve.
    16. 16
      **Tarama is sold at many supermarkets and at specialty foods stores and Greek markets.

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    Nutritional Facts for Smoked Salmon Tarama With Pita Chips

    Serving Size: 1 (893 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 568.7
     
    Calories from Fat 84
    14%
    Total Fat 9.3 g
    14%
    Saturated Fat 3.1 g
    15%
    Cholesterol 28.2 mg
    9%
    Sodium 1476.8 mg
    61%
    Total Carbohydrate 87.4 g
    29%
    Dietary Fiber 3.3 g
    13%
    Sugars 8.6 g
    34%
    Protein 30.7 g
    61%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    pita bread

    tarama

    salmon caviar

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