Tarako (Salted Cod Roe) Pasta Cooked in Just One Frying Pan

Tarako (Salted Cod Roe) Pasta Cooked in Just One Frying Pan

This easy pasta dish is made in a single frying pan, so you don't need a pot for boiling or a strainer. It's made with yogurt so it's healthy.

Ingredients: 1 serving

100 g
2 cups (400ml)
●Olive oil
1/2 scant tablespoon (5ml)
a pinch
☆ Raw tarako
1/2 piece (about 20 g)
☆ Greek yogurt (or unsweetened yogurt)
50 ml
☆Lemon juice
a small amount
☆Dashi stock granules
1 teaspoon
Shredded nori seaweed
to taste


1. Add the ● ingredients to the frying pan and bring to a boil. Break the spaghetti in half and add to the pan. Cook for 1 minute over medium heat, stirring to prevent sticking.
2. Turn off the heat and cover with a lid. Let the spaghetti sit for 1 minute less than the cooking time listed on the package.
3. Remove the lid and stir. Then heat over high to reduce the liquid. (This takes about 3 minutes for 1.6 mm spaghetti)
4. Turn off the heat and add the ☆ ingredients to the pasta. Remove the membrame of the tarako and break it up as you stir it into the pasta.
5. You can add mayonnaise, soy sauce, shiso leaves or anything else you like. Transfer the pasta to a dish and top with shredded nori seaweed. Done!
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Story Behind this Recipe

This is Recipe #2 in my Frying Pan Pasta series.
I worry about how salty tarako pasta is, but it's so delicious that sometimes I really want to eat some.
I made this without butter or heavy cream to make it a little healthier.