This dish is so easy to make,
It'll be done right after the spaghetti is cooked!
(I beat Rachel Ray's 30 minutes meal for sure!)
Mentaiko Spaghetti 明太子義大利麵-
Ingredients (for two)?
2 sacs of mentaiko
1 1/2 cup of half & half
Spaghetti for two people
Dried seaweed threadsDried seaweed flakes
Half lemon juice
Simply cook the spaghetti according to the package,
Remember to sprinkle some salt in the water and cook the pasta till al dente.
Let's prepare our sauce.
This is our main ingredient of the day, mentaiko-
Mentaiko is Japanese marinated cod roe,
Usually served with rice or pasta,
However, there're many other ways to eat this delicacy:
Mentaiko onirigi (rice ball),
Baked fish with mentaiko,
Baked potato with mentaiko,
So on and on..
I'll be more than happy to post other mentaiko recipes in the near future.
So here's what we have to do first for the roe-
Gently run the knife in the middle of mentaiko in order to remove the egg from its sac.
Have your pan ready,
Turn to medium heat and pour in half & half, you can also substitute it with cream.
Right before it's boiling,
Add mentaiko, 1/2 cup of mayonnaise, half lemon juice, and a pinch of salt and mix them well.
The pasta should be ready by now,
Drain it and transfer to the pan,
Don't forget to save about 1/2 cup of pasta water and add it to the sauce mixture.
Give it a toss, add more mayonnaise and salt if desired.
Serve with dried seaweed threads.
Garnish with seaweed flakes.
Cindy's Rating: 6 or 7
Cindy's Friend's Rating: 6.8