Mentaiko Spaghetti (Tokyo-Style Fish Roe Pasta)

Mentaiko Spaghetti

Mentaiko Spaghetti

Spaghetti, Japanese-style.Ingalls Photography

This classic Tokyo pasta dish, adapted from a recipe by chef Tadashi Ono, gets pungent flavor from the spicy marinated pollock roe called mentaiko. We highly recommend using lots of butter, preferably rich and high in butter fat.