My favorite spaghetti recipe using salted cod roe spiced with red pepper. It tastes really good.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
1 min
cook:
4 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cut open the casing on the roe, and squeeze the eggs out onto a plate. Discard the casings.

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  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add roe, and cook, stirring until the color of the roe changes from dark orange to light orange. Stir in the heavy cream until well blended and heated through. Turn off the heat.

  • Meanwhile bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add angel hair pasta, and cook until al dente, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain, and toss with sauce to serve.

Nutrition Facts

495 calories; protein 22.5g 45% DV; carbohydrates 32.8g 11% DV; fat 32.2g 50% DV; cholesterol 346.7mg 116% DV; sodium 274.1mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2004
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. Read More
(15)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2004
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. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2004
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! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2007
I also like to add a touch of Kewpie Mayo. It's optional but I seem to see a few recipes that use it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2007
thanks this was so simple and tasted wonderful! i added some sliced mushrooms (when i had this in japan it came with shimeji mushrooms) and garnished it with some cilantro which added a nice contrast to the richness. also i just added enough cream to smooth out the consistency and it turned out great. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2008
I would never have thought to make homemade tarako spaghetti. Thanks for taking me away from the store bought mixes; they seem so bland now. I didn't use the spicy roe so I just added crushed red pepper to my serving. My kids loved it too. I couldn't help but add 1 crushed clove of garlic after smelling the cream/butter mixture. This is really easy and fabuloso! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2012
A fun twist on a pasta dish. Tasty spicy creamy and something I may make again since it was so easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2015
My husband loved it! Read More