For Guam locals who like spicy food, I recommend MENTAIKO rather than TARAKO!
In Japan, it is so popular that there are pasta restaurants specializing in mentaiko and tarako. The combination of mentsuyu and butter makes it easy to make Japanese-style pasta!
Ingredients （2 Servings）
- 7oz. Pasta
- 2oz. KARASHI MENTAIKO (Spicy cod roe)
- 1tbsp Butter
- 1tbsp NINBEN MENTSUYU NO MOTO
- 1tbsp Olive oil
- 1tsp Soy sauce
- As needed Seaweed
① Boil the pasta in salted water.
② Cut a slit in the skin of the MENTAIKO.
③ Mix cod roe, butter, olive oil, and MENTSUYU.
④ Mix the cooked pasta with ③.
⑤ Taste and add soy sauce if necessary.
⑥ Serve in a bowl and sprinkle with nori seaweed and shiso, if using.
📝 Tarako and mentaiko are both made from cod roe / pollock roe.
The only difference is the way the roe sacks are marinated. They also look the same except for the colour. You can eat them without cooking too.
📌 Depending on the saltiness of the cod roe and butter, add soy sauce or extra boiling water to fine-tune the flavor.
📌 Add about 3 tablespoons of milk or cream to the sauce to mellow the flavor.
★ Useful goods
You can see recipes in the video as well.🔽