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Bottarga Pasta, The Authentic Italian Recipe

Pasta with Bottarga (suggestion: use Spaghetti) is a first course fish dish in the tradition of many seaside resorts. It is a very easy recipe to prepare but thanks to the botargo it encompasses all the flavors and scents of the sea.
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Bottarga Pasta, The Authentic Italian Recipe
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Prep 10 minutes
  • Cook 10 minutes
  • Servings 4 people

The Bottarga Pasta is a typical dish of Mediterranean cuisine, distinguished by its unique and intense flavor. The “main character” of this recipe, as the name already says, is the Bottarga; an ingredient with a strong, salty, umami flavor. Bottarga is a delicacy made from cured and salted fish roe (eggs) either from grey mullet or tuna and is also referred to as thepoor man‘s caviar“. You can make any type of Pasta you like, but the authentic Italian recipe calls for Spaghetti.

If you’re looking for a quick and tasty meal, look no further: the Spaghetti Bottarga Recipe is what you are searching for. Bottarga is a very delicious ingredient and is often grated over pasta and salads; it’s very pricey and you can usually find it at specialty food stores or order it online.

The Pasta with Bottarga is a dish that lends itself to many variations: in fact you can use Tuna Bottarga instead of Muggine Bottarga, or you can add other ingredients, such as anchovies, to further enrich the flavor of the recipe. In any case, Spaghetti with Bottarga is a dish that will never disappoint expectations, thanks to its simplicity and unique taste.


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  1. To prepare Bottarga Pasta, start by boiling the spaghetti in plenty of hot salted water.

  2. While the pasta is cooking, put some olive oil, the clove of garlic and half a chopped chili pepper in a frying pan and sauté it for a few minutes, taking care that the garlic does not burn.

  3. Drain the Spaghetti al dente and saute for a few minutes in the pan with the garlic, oil and chili pepper, adding a little cooking water as needed.

  4. Take off the heat, sprinkle with plenty of grated bottarga, stir well, and the Spaghetti alla Bottarga is ready to be served.


If you like, you can prepare your Bottarga Pasta by omitting the chili and enriching it with chopped fresh parsley.


Bottarga Pasta should be consumed immediately we feel we do not recommend its storage.