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|amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Saturated Fat 3g||14%|
|dietary fiber 6g||21%|
|total sugar 8g|
|Vitamin C 118 mg||592%|
|Calcium 84 mg||6%|
|iron 4 mg||23%|
|Potassium 479 mg||10%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) indicates how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories per day is used for general nutritional advice.|
(Nutritional information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)
If you're unfamiliar with bottarga, this is a new and exciting recipe to add to your repertoire. Bottarga is fish roe that is salted and then pressed and dried, essentially a curing process. It makes bottarga a deliciously savory ingredient, salty and full of umami flavor. In this dish, it adds a deliciously salty flavor to fresh pasta, parsley, garlic, red pepper flakes and lemon.
Although bottarga can be expensive to stock, you can usually find bottarga at specialty grocery stores or order it online. Buy this ingredient grated in small batches and add it to vegetables, salads, pasta, bagels, and even sprinkle on chowders and other soups.
This version of the pasta combines the salty, tangy flavor of bottarga with the tangy spiciness of red pepper flakes and lemon zest for a well-rounded and easy dish. Pair this pasta with a lean protein like grilled chicken or shrimp and a light green salad. You can add as much or as little red peppers as you like, or omit them altogether if you're not a fan of spices.
“Some of my favorite recipes are ones that are simple and have tons of flavor. I've never eaten bottarga before, but it really adds something special to the simple ingredients of this dish. If you're looking for a quick/easy recipe that's sure to impress, look no further.” –Kiana Rollins
1/3 Cup Extra virgin olive oil
4 cloves Garliceasily crushed
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste
1 tablespoon grated Roe, more to taste
12 ounces dry or fresh pastalike spaghetti or linguine
1/2 Cup finely chopped fresh Parsely
1 Lemon, peeled and juiced
Gather the ingredients.
Bring a large pot of well-salted water to a boil.
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring frequently, until the garlic is fragrant and golden brown, 5 to 6 minutes.
Remove from the heat and stir in the bottarga. Put aside.
Meanwhile, cook the pasta al dente according to package directions.
Drain the pasta, reserving a cup of pasta cooking water.
Add the cooked pasta to the bottarga mixture in the pan and toss to combine.
Place the pan back on medium heat. If the noodles look dry, add a squirt of the reserved pasta water.
Mix in half the parsley, lemon zest and juice.
Place on a platter or individual plates and garnish with the remaining parsley. Serve immediately.
How to store it
This pasta dish is best served and eaten right after cooking. If you have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container for up to five days. Heat the noodles in the microwave until heated through, or on the stovetop in a saucepan with about 1/4 cup water or broth.