While the alert level of the pandemic rises, we stay home and cook to save life. This time we are introducing how to make one serving of Creamy Mentaiko Pasta. It’s very easy to make so you have no excuse not to make you own pasta next time!
明太子忌廉意粉 Creamy Mentaiko Pasta
The savory flavour of mentaiko together with the thick cream sauce make this pasta exceptionally taste. Most importantly it just takes less than 15mins to make. An ideal pasta for a lazy person!
Prepare 1 serving of pasta.
There is a little trick to quickly measure a serving. Put the 1st joint of thumb on the 2nd joint of index finger. The amount to pasta passing through the hole is approximate one serve
Other ingredient: milk, whipping cream, mentaiko and dashi powder
The pasta package shows the cooking time for the pasta. Like this one it’s 11 mins. However if we are looking for the al dente texture, the total cooking duration should not exceed this suggested time
Pasta in salted boiling water. Cook on high heat for 5.5 mins
During this time, prepare the sauce. Milk 100ml, whipping cream 100ml, a handful of dashi powder. Mix well
Prepare the mentaiko. cut through the skin with a sharp knife first
then flip the roe inside out
take out all the roe
The pasta should have been done now. Take it out and reserve some pasta water
start to cook the sauce
Add the pasta to the pan when the sauce is boiled. If it turns too thick, add some pasta water.
After cooking for 3 mins, try the texture. If that’s the way you like, switch off the fire.
After switching off the stove, add most of the mentaiko in. Stir well and serve it on a dish.
Then put the rest of the mentaiko on top of the pasta for decoration. Done!