Tarako pasta is one of my favorite foods that I want to recommend to everyone. This is not a classic recipe in Japan, but this is seriously the easiest and tastiest food!
If you go to Asian grocery stores, you have probably seen small, red packages in the refrigerated seafood section. These are Tarako, a type of salted cod roe. In Japan, Tarako is a common and very popular food. Some households eat just Tarako with rice and miso soup in the morning because it’s a very quick and tasty breakfast option.
In this recipe, I introduce Tarako pasta with butter soy sauce! If you want to try a Japanese inspired pasta dish, this is the best recipe for you to try 🙂
What is Tarako Pasta
Tarako pasta is an amazing Japanese pasta dish. That is simple but has some deep flavor in it. If you haven’t had Tarako before, Tarako is a popular ingredient that is widely and often eaten in Japan.
Tarako looks like something you might not exactly like to try but if you do, you probably want to keep eating! Tarako is salted cod roe which is basically ovaries from a cod fish and it has bright red color. It goes perfectly in so many dishes and one simple dish that uses Tarako is Tarako with cooked white rice. I think it is a super common breakfast in Japan at least for my childhood breakfast!
Similar Recipes to Tarako Pasta on Oishi Book
- Wafu Kinoko Pasta with soy sauce and butter
- Butter Soy Sauce Tuna Spaghetti (バター醤油ツナパスタ)
- Meat Sauce Pasta (ミートソースパスタ : Spaghetti with Meat Sauce)
- cut seaweed If you want
- scallion (green onion) If you want
- Cook the spaghetti. After cooking, just toss the pasta water and do not wash with cold water. Keep it warm and nice.
- After the spaghetti is done, prepare a medium size bowl and add the cooked pasta and butter. Mix well until the butter is fully melted.
- Prepare a small bowl. In the bowl, add Tarako, whole milk, sugar, soy sauce, and Japanese mayonnaise. Mix them well. This is the Tarako sauce.
- Then add the sauce to the the buttered spaghetti bowl. Mix everything well.
- Let's serve! If you want, you can add seaweed or scallion (green onion) or both on top of the Tarako spaghetti 🙂