Fallow Restaurant London

Panisse with Taramasalata


Panisse with Tarama

  • Author: Fallow
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes


Units Scale
  • Panisse:
  • 250g chickpea (gram) flour
  • 750ml Water
  • 50ml olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Pepper
  • Taramasalata:
  • 100g crustless stale white bread
  • 200ml milk
  • 300g smoked cod’s roe
  • 30g (about 15 cloves garlic)
  • 50ml beetroot juice (or substitute for beetroot powder)
  • 2 lemons, zested and juiced
  • 75ml extra virgin olive oil, plus a drizzle to serve
  • 75ml sunflower or vegetable oil
  • Sour cream seasoning
  • Lemon zest
  • Dill & Chives, chopped
  • Rapeseed oil
  • Salt and pepper


  1. To make the panisse: add chickpea flour into pan of warm water with the olive oil, salt and pepper. Whisk the batter over medium heat until you have a nice smooth dough (cooking for approximately 8-10 minutes).
  2. Tip the panisse dough into a 20cm square, greased tin and allow to cool before placing in the fridge to chill for at least two hours and up to two days.
  3. To make the taramasalata: Soak the bread in the 200ml milk, then squeeze out the excess through a sieve and put the bread into a blender.
  4. Remove the membrane and any veins from the roe lobes, and put the cleaned roe, lemon zest, garlic, lemon juice and a good grind of black pepper into the blender with the bread and whizz til smooth.
  5. Whilst the blender motor is still running, trickle in some of the olive oil and sunflower oil. Finish off the taramasalata with a touch beetroot juice (for a pale pink colour). Taste and adjust the seasoning with lemon juice as needed (reserving the sauce for later).
  6. Preheat frying oil to 175 degrees celsius. Once the panisse is cool and set, take it out of the mould and cut into nice triangle wedges. Fry the panisse wedges in the preheated oil for 5-7mins until they are dark golden brown. Season the fried wedges with sour cream seasoning.
  7. Serve/Scoop the taramasalata into a bowl with some lemon zest, dill, chives, little bit of rapeseed oil and serve with the fried panisse wedges.

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