Published Mar 21st
Prep 1m Cook 4m Additional - Ready In 5m
Servings 2 servings Calories 494.7

My favorite spaghetti recipe using salted cod roe spiced with red pepper. It tastes really good.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 pieces of salted cod roe with red pepper (tarako)
  • 4 ounces angel hair pasta
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ⅓ cup heavy cream

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Cut open the casing on the roe, and squeeze the eggs out onto a plate. Discard the casings.
  2. 2 Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add roe, and cook, stirring until the color of the roe changes from dark orange to light orange. Stir in the heavy cream until well blended and heated through. Turn off the heat.
  3. 3 Meanwhile bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add angel hair pasta, and cook until al dente, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain, and toss with sauce to serve.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 494.7
  • Carbohydrate 32.8 g
  • Cholesterol 346.7 mg
  • Fat 32.2 g
  • Fiber 2 g
  • Protein 22.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 17.4 g
  • Sodium 274.1 mg
  • Sugar 1 g


  1. My husband loved it!
  2. A fun twist on a pasta dish. Tasty spicy creamy and something I may make again since it was so easy to make.
  3. I would never have thought to make homemade tarako spaghetti. Thanks for taking me away from the store bought mixes; they seem so bland now. I didn't use the spicy roe so I just added crushed red pepper to my serving. My kids loved it too. I couldn't help but add 1 crushed clove of - Read more ...
  4. I also like to add a touch of Kewpie Mayo. It's optional but I seem to see a few recipes that use it.
  5. thanks this was so simple and tasted wonderful! i added some sliced mushrooms (when i had this in japan it came with shimeji mushrooms) and garnished it with some cilantro which added a nice contrast to the richness. also i just added enough cream to smooth out the consistency and it turned out great.
  6. Delicious! I first had this dish when I lived in Japan. The spicy "pop" of the tarako really perks up the pasta and balances the heaviness of the cream. While tarako is probably tough to find in smaller communities it should be a pretty standard item at most Japanese/Asian grocery stores.
  7. Its a little hard to find the roe in the States but this is a classic Japanese recipie my family can't get along without!

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