“Mentaiko” Spaghetti with Tomato
Mentaiko is a marinated roe of “Suketou-Dara” Walleye Pollack with red pepper.
Today’s recipe for lunch is a cold spaghetti with Mentaiko and tomato cream sauce.
After wash boiled spaghetti under cool running water, toss them with Mentaiko, cream and tomatoes. Simple and tasty!
is a marinated roe of Walleye Pollack with red pepper. 明太子 literally “pollack child, roe” which comes from regional name of pollack, “Mintai” or “Mentai”
is a Walleye Pollack. 助惣鱈（すけとうだら） literally uncertain, different stories about the origin of 助惣. 鱈 means pollack literally “snow fish”
is a Japanese popular recipe invented by the restaurant “Kabe no Ana” at Shibuya, Tokyo in 1967.
is often used as the same meaning with Mentaiko. But Tarako is in a more broad sense, include marinated with only salt and also with salt and red pepper. Mentaiko is not used for the marinated of the only salt.