[tahr-uh-muh-suh-lah-tuh; Greek tah-rah-mah-sah-lah-tah]


a Greek dip or paste of smoked carp roe combined with milk, bread crumbs, lemon juice, and olive oil.

Also ta·ra·mo·sa·la·ta [tahr-uh-moh-suh-lah-tuh; Greek tah-rah-maw-sah-lah-tah] /ˌtɑr ə moʊ səˈlɑ tə; Greek ˌtɑ rɑ mɔ sɑˈlɑ tɑ/.
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Contemporary Examples of taramasalata

  • Made with roe from mullet, carp, cod, lobsters, or even crab, taramasalata—salty, creamy, bright, with little pops!

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    What to Eat: Mediterranean Feast


    October 6, 2009

British Dictionary definitions for taramasalata



a creamy pale pink pâté, made from the roe of grey mullet or smoked cod and served as an hors d'oeuvre

Word Origin for taramasalata

C20: from Modern Greek, from tarama cod's roe
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