Blend the onion with the water for a few seconds, then pass the mixture through a strainer and collect 1/2 a cup (120 grams) of onion water (this method gives some onion flavor to the taramasalata without making it too heavy)
Process: Transfer the bread, the fish roe (tarama), the lemon juice, the pinch of sugar, the onion water and the olive oil to the bowl of a food processor and blend for 1-2 minutes until everything is smooth and homogenized.
With the machine running, add the sunflower oil gradually in a thin stream. As you add the oil the mixture will start to thicken (it's the same thing as making mayonnaise). Scrape the bowl with a spatula and process for one more minute.
Taste and adjust the lemon juice and the salt if needed. Serve or transfer to an airtight food container and store in the fridge for up to 10 days.
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