For a Western dish with a Japanese kick, mentaiko spaghetti is a delicious option. Mentaiko is the slightly spicy, seasoned roe of either cod or pollock fish and is used in Japanese cuisine as an onigiri filling or as a topping for Japanese style pasta. This quick and easy mentaiko spaghetti recipe is ideal for serving in small portions as an entree, or in larger portions as a main meal.
Start by boiling up some water in a large pan and add a pinch of salt to taste.
Add a handful, or approximately 200g, of spaghetti to the pan and cook according to the directions on the pack, usually about 10 minutes.
Lastly, sprinkle the shredded nori over the spaghetti before serving.
- Mentaiko is very similar to tarako, which is the same roe, but without having any seasoning or spices added to it. Therefore, if you prefer a less spicy alternative, try using tarako instead for recipe and get the same great results.