Spaghettini with lemon and bottarga

AT A GLANCE

  • Serves 4 people

This simple recipe is full of big, bold flavours. Briny and zesty, it will transport you straight to the Mediterranean.

  • 400 gm dried spaghettini
  • Juice of 3 lemons, finely grated rind of 2
  • 200 ml extra-virgin olive oil
  • 25 gm bottarga, finely grated (see note)
  • ¼ cup (firmly packed) flat-leaf parsley, coarsely chopped
01   Cook pasta in boiling salted water until al dente (7-10 minutes). Drain, reserving 2 tbsp cooking water. Return pasta and reserved cooking water to pan. Add remaining ingredients, season generously, toss well to combine and serve hot.

Note Bottarga is salted and dried mullet roe. It's available from select fishmongers, delicatessens and David Jones food halls.

Topics:

PARSLEY, BOTTARGA, WINTER, PASTA, ITALIAN, MAIN, LEMONS

Recipe:

GOURMET FOOD TEAM

Photography:

WILLIAM MEPPEM

Styling:

VANESSA AUSTIN

FEATURED IN

May 2010

May 2010

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