Skip to main content


There are also the Greek classics, think something like a dip but instead of using nachos or vegetables to eat them we use bread.

Taramosalata, is one of those dishes. It is roe fish blended into a creamy pink dip of pureed potatoes with parsley, lemon juice and finely chopped onion (optional). In meze this is one of the first dishes that it is served. In taverns they always bring it along with salad, tzatziki and tachini. We will talk about the last two later. Well, let’s see our recipe…

2 kg tarama (fish roe).
1 large potato or two small ones
450gr of Greek bread
1 tsp of shredded and dried onion
5. 1 cup olive oil
The juice of one lemon (medium size)

Tarama is the hardest ingredient to find, so it is a good idea to look at groceries that import Mediterranean food. It is usually sold in larger jars, but you can store the remainder in the freezer for months. Peel the potatoes and cut them into small pieces. Boil them in water. Put just enough to cover them. They need to boil as long as it takes for them to be soft all the way down to their core. Instead of potatoes, you can use Greek bread. If you decide to use bread use one that is stale. Get rid of the crust and soak the rest in water. Then drain it and leave it on an absorbent paper towel to dry thoroughly. (I believe that using potatoes is better and easier.)In a mixing bowl, mash together the potatoes (or bread) with the tarama. Then add the shredded and dried onion. It's best that you use an electric mixer or blender for the mixing of ingredients, as you have to mix them very well. Pour in seven equal doses and mix until fully absorbed before the next dosage.Do not just dump them in, and then mix them, because the mixture is likely to turn into an eternal sea of oil with clumps of tarama and potato (and there's no way to fix that). If you mix in gradually, the mixture will turn into a very nice, smooth dip. If the mixture peaks, then pour in a little water until it's smooth again. Chill the taramosalata in the refrigerator for a few hours (keep covered or the top will form a crust), and then serve cold.

I am sure you will find Mediterranean cuisine very interesting. All dishes can be accompanied with a good strong red wine. Try to use a Mediterranean one since it will suit better the food taste.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask. You can always buy off course a Cyprus Cook Book, where you can find anything that you might feel you want to taste…


Popular posts from this blog

"Κοπιάστε στην Κουζίνα μου" (από την Ήβη Λιακοπούλου)

ΑΦΗΣΤΕ ΤΟ ΣΧΟΛΙΟ ΣΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΜΠΕΙΤΕ ΣΕ ΚΛΗΡΩΣΗ ΓΙΑ ΤΟ ΒΙΒΛΙΟ! -------------------------------------
Η συμπατριώτισσα μας και φίλη μου Ήβη Λιακοπούλου, από το μπλογκΚοπιάστε στην Κουζίνα μου, που ζει στην Ελλάδα εδώ και πάρα πολλά χρόνια, επιτέλους μετάφρασε στα Ελληνικά το βιβλίο της Mint Cinnamon & Blossom Water, Flavours of Cyprus, Kopiaste, το οποίο αγόρασα μόλις κυκλοφόρησε, πριν 1½  χρόνο περίπου, και πραγματικά εκεί βρήκα όλες τις παραδοσιακές συνταγές της Κύπρου. Ήδη μαγείρεψα πάρα πολλές συνταγές και οφείλω να ομολογήσω ότι καμία δεν με απογοήτευσε.
Εάν έχετε συγγενείς και φίλους, Έλληνες, Κύπριους ή γνώστες της Ελληνικής γλώσσας που θέλουν να μάθουν την Κυπριακή κουζίνα, σίγουρα ένα τέτοιο βιβλίο θα εκτιμηθεί δεόντως. Κάντε το δώρο στον εαυτό σας ή στα παιδιά σας που είναι φοιτητές και θέλουν να μάθουν να μαγειρεύουν, ή ακόμη κάντε το δώρο στους φίλους σας αυτά τα Χριστούγεννα. Στοιχίζει όσο δύο καφέδες!! Μόνο 6 Ευρώ από το μπλογκ της, σε μορφή pdf, αλλά εάν το θέλετε σε άλλη μο…

Mickey Mouse Birthday Cake

This cake was made for Demetris, an adorable two year old boy!  I hope he likes it. His mother told me that he likes Mickey Mouse very much!
Here you can see the cake decoration steps.  I used buttercream, in order to make the surface of the cake smooth.

This cake took me 3 hours to decorate it. The black part was the hardest to finish. I used wilton's black decoratcing icing. Happy Birthday Demetri!!!

Lien's Birthday Cake - Guest Post

This is a Guest Post from Lien.  It is her birthday cake, that was dedicated from her to her husband, Hong! Happy Birthday Lien!!