Creamy Tarako Spaghetti

    15 minutes

    Tarako is a Japanese delicacy consisting of salted fish roe (usually cod) with red chilli. It's delicious!

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    Serves: 2 

    • 2 pieces of salted cod roe with red chilli (tarako)
    • 120g angel hair pasta
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 1/3 cup thickened cream

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Cut open the casing on the roe and squeeze the eggs out onto a plate. Discard the casings.
    2. Melt butter in a frypan over medium heat. Add roe and cook, stirring until the colour of the roe changes from dark orange to light orange. Stir in the cream until well blended and heated through. Turn off the heat.
    3. Meanwhile bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add angel hair pasta and cook until al dente. Drain and toss with sauce to serve.

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    Delicious! I first had this dish when I lived in Japan. The spicy "pop" of the tarako really perks up the pasta and balances the heaviness of the cream. While tarako is probably tough to find in smaller communities, it should be a pretty standard item at most Japanese/Asian grocery stores.  -  17 Nov 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Its a little hard to find the roe in the States, but this is a classic Japanese recipie my family can't get along without!  -  21 May 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I also like to add a touch of Kewpie Mayo. It's optional, but I seem to see a few recipes that use it.  -  15 Oct 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)