Salad of Cold Spaghetti with Caviar

(Insalata di Spaghetti Freddi al Caviale) Sevruga caviar ennobles this otherwise simple dish; use the best caviar you can afford.

Salad of Cold Spaghetti with Caviar
A simple, cold spaghetti dish ennobled by Sevruga caviar.
Yield: serves 4

Ingredients

  • 12 lb. spaghetti
  • 3 tbsp. fruity extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp. fresh chives, minced
  • 14 - 12 oz. caviar
  • 12 tsp. shallots, peeled and chopped

Instructions

  1. Cook spaghettini in a large pot of boiling salted water over high heat until just tender, 8-10 minutes. Drain pasta in a colander, rinse under cold running water until cool, then drain well and transfer to a large bowl. Toss pasta with extra-virgin olive oil. Season to taste with salt and black pepper; toss well again.
  2. Divide pasta between 4 wide bowls. Top each serving with chives, then caviar and then shallots.