Kalles Kaviar Tarako/Mentaiko Pasta

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Tarako means cod roe. However, Tarako is also the name of a food made from cod roe in its bag, marinated in dashi and soy sauce.
Mentaiko is cod roe marinated in dashi and soy sauce with chili peppers to add spice. But the border between Tarako and Mentaiko is bogue.

Tarako and Mentaiko go very well with rice. They are also delicious on tofu, in pasta, with mayonnaise, or whatever you want to do with them. Since it is a refrigerated product, the places where you can buy it overseas are quite limited. Tarako or Mentaiko is one of the foods that Japanese people abroad miss the most.

There seems to be a culture of eating fish roe in Scandinavia, and even in Finland, salmon roe is eaten raw. Kalles Kaviar, a paste made from cod roe, sold by a Swedish company, is a ray of hope for me, as I cannot afford Mentaiko or Tarako.
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The most common dish I make with Kalles Kaviar is Tarako pasta. It is easy to make and is comparable to the tarako pasta we eat in Japan.

Kalles Kaviar Tarako/Mentaiko Pasta

Japanese loves mentaiko pasta. We can use Kalles Kaviar and cook very easily, just mix. Let's enjoy Japanese Mentaiko taste abroad!
Prep Time0 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Keywordnoodle, 15mins
Servings1 person
INGREDIENTS
  • pasta 100 g
  • Kalles Kaviar 2 Tbsp
  • soy sauce 2 Tbsp
  • ajinomoto 1 pinch
  • fine cut nori-seaweed, or shiso (for decoration)
INSTRUCTIONS
  • Boil pasta following the packets instruction. Put Kalles kaviar, soy sauce and ajinomoto in a cup and mix.
  • Pasta goes first on the dish and then the sauce. If you want to decorate it with nori or shiso put them on top of everything. Enjoy!
NOTES
Kalles Kaviar is said to be a Swedish national food. You can buy it from IKEA worldwide and from basically any rmarket if you’re in Finland.
Kalles original 300g - Kalles
En klassiker är alltid en klassiker. Kalles Original är en mildrökt svensk klassiker som finns i ett gäng olika storlekar och har funnits ända sedan starten 195...
The taste is unique. I felt a strong sweetness with a mixture of fish smell. To distinguish the sweetness better, I put ajinomoto to add umami, and for fish smell, I added soy sauce to cover the smell.
This is a real quick and easy lunch I like. You can also boil frozen seafood like shrimp, squid or mussels together with the pasta and you’ll have a more filling meal.
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