Thursday, November 13, 2008

Lazy Tuna Mentaiko Spaghetti

lazy mentaiko
I usually use fresh mentaiko when making mentaiko spaghetti, but on days I'm feeling extremely lazy, I do resort to using a packet of pre-made mentaiko sauce. At first I was a little suspicious of mentaiko from a packet, but it isn't too bad, and the MSG it contains naturally makes it taste better. I find adding some canned tuna also adds to the flavour.
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Lazy Tuna Mentaiko Spaghetti
(serves 2)
200g spaghetti
1 packet mentaiko spaghetti sauce (I use S&B Spicy Cod Roe Spaghetti Sauce - there are 2 sauce sachets inside each packet, as well as shredded nori seaweed)
1 can tuna, drained (preferably in olive oil)
  1. Cook the spaghetti according to the instructions, less one minute.
  2. Add the drained tuna and mentaiko sauce to the spaghetti, and combine well over low heat. 
  3. Sprinkle with shredded nori and serve immediately.
Note: There are many different brands of pre-made mentaiko sauces/mixes; some are dried, others a thickened sauce. Naturally, choose a brand which you prefer. They should be available at your local Japanese grocer or in supermarkets that stock Japanese products.


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