Our Family's Easy Mentaiko Spaghetti

Our Family's Easy Mentaiko Spaghetti

An ultra-easy recipe you can make without using a frying pan. Please be choosy about the quality of the main ingredient, mentaiko.

Ingredients: 1 serving

100 g
1/4 of a sac
Extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon
Toasted nori seaweed (pre-shredded if you have some)
A pinch
To taste


1. Boil the spaghetti in plenty of salted water. I think a pasta type that's not too thin is best for this recipe.
2. Put the mentaiko on a paper towel, cut into the membrance lengthwise, and scrape out the insides.
3. Mix the mentaiko and extra virgin olive oil together until smooth.
4. Drain the cooked pasta, and put it into the bowl with the sauce. Mix together rapidly, transfer to a serving plate and scatter with nori seaweed to finish.

Story Behind this Recipe

I don't like to use cream or butter in my cooking. This mentaiko pasta recipe uses top quality mentaiko from the region where it originated, northern Kyushu, and highlights its flavor to the fullest without using a frying pan. This easy pasta recipe is a firm family favorite.