Mentai Aglio Olio (Roe Pasta)




Introduction: Mentai Aglio Olio (Roe Pasta)

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Step 1: What You Need

Mentai Aglio Olio.
This is japanese style home cooking pasta.
Mentai is preserved pollock roe.
You can find easily in Japanese market or Korean market.

You will need following::
One lump of mentai
Chopped green onions
1Ts butter

So simple!

Step 2: Mentai!

Cut it in half, rake roes out carefully with knife.

Step 3: Pasta!

Boil water, add little bit of salt and olive oil when water is ready.
Put Spaghetti into the water, boil about 8minutes.
Best result can be followed by the your spaghetti box instruction.

Step 4: Saute!

Heat the pan and melt the butter.
Put Mentai and green onion on the pan.
Saute them quickly then add pasta saute all together.

Step 5: Serve!

Serve it with preserved plum.
Put some green onions on top.

Step 6: Enjoy!

Enjoy your Mentai aglio olio

Fast and simple to make.
Perfact recipe when you want something new and fun!!

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    5 Discussions


    5 years ago

    This is great! I'd seen this "mentaiko" at our local fish market and was wondering what I could do to experiment with it! Now I know, thanks!


    6 years ago on Introduction

    It looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your hard work and do have a splendid weekend!



    6 years ago on Introduction

    That looks good, however i failed miserably to find where you put garlic in this recipe (aglio means garlic in italian)


    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Lol! Yes that's true.. I just wanted to use familiar name that's close to this recipe. In fact, some people use garlic instead of green onions!