Friday, November 02, 2007

Ikura Salmon Pasta



Yippeee! The weekend is here so hopefully I get some cooking done like last weekend! Nowadays I tend to go for recipes which states the least ingredients and steps - must be my lazy streak kicking in. When I got my spanking new Appetite magazine last week, I was happy to see this recipe which uses two of my favourite items - ikura and salmon. Moreover the timing was also perfect since it was the Hokkaido Fair at Isetan which meant a ready supply of fresh ikura.



An extremely simple recipe, all you need to do is chop the garlic and cook it in olive oil. I used an extra virgin olive oil which is what we have at home. Don't brown the garlic but leave it over slow heat to infuse the oil. Once your pasta is ready (al dente please, with a bit of bite versus soft soggy strands), just toss it with the olive oil. I usually cook my pasta in a huge pot of boiling water which has been salted to enhance the flavour of the pasta. Add the ikura and the smoked salmon pieces (which we had cut too small hence they're not very noticeable) and toss. I added a bit of pasta water (water from boiling the pasta) which helps the oil stick to the pasta. Don't add too much or else you get a gloopy mess, just add a bit, toss and see the progress. Enjoy with lots of gusto and season with salt and pepper to your taste.

We both loved the simple taste and how fast it was to prepare. Definitely a keeper but pricey due to the amount of ikura we used. The amounts I have is a bit much but since we weren't going to cook that weekend, we decided to just dump all the ikura in.

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25 comments:

KampungboyCitygal said...

a nice portrait of east meet west. well done!

Precious Pea said...

From your photo, i can imagine how good this pasta taste with so much ikura on it. Thanks for the tips!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

omg..i can taste all the juices flowing from the ikura d..should give this a try..seems very easy indeed..

Shamir said...

A blog only on foods... am hungry.. hehehe.. nice nice..

Cat Cat said...

Looks good Boo... Not sure if I can find Ikura here... Where did you get your ikura? Cold Storage?

Tummythoz said...

Does ikura taste similar to other roe? If yes, get outta my way ebiko & tobiko!

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

What a great idea to combine ikura with pasta! It looks absolutely delicious.

MeiyeN said...

goodness... looks so yummy! how long to cook da garlic?

daphne said...

oh my goodness, that looks really good! I like simple olive oil pasta like that..clean in taste! I can just imagine the ikura bursting in my mouth...

eatzycath said...

looks fantastic! - those round red globules bursting with flavors ;-)

New Kid on the Blog said...

Gosh... this looks good!!!!!

ling239 said...

Wow... both of u finished off a bottle of Ikura ? :p

ai wei said...

Ikura, they look really fresh!~

Lannae said...

This looks great and easy! I love Ikura and smoked salmon. I am in heaven with your dish!

. said...

mmm delicious and yummy yummy .. i would love to try it ... do you think Pasta de Waraku will have it as well?

See my post on Pasta de Waraku here
http://www.untoldcitylife.com/index.php/2007/10/21/be-spoilt-for-choice-at-pasta-de
-waraku-singapore/

Btw, I added you in my blogroll at UntoldCityLife.com

SlowCatchUpKuan said...

sound easy enough :) am thinking of trying it. cool!

rokh said...

really special pasta! i wish i got the weekend to cook haha

MyF said...

Ok, I usually love pasta with tomato sauce... seeing ur photo - it looks lovely and I feel like trying some now! Any recipe?

MamaBoK said...

Very interesting.. Boo..!! but isn't the ikura fishy..?? pardon my ignorance.. ;)

boo_licious said...

kampungboycitygal - hmmmm, didn't think it was an east and west thing but hey you're rite!

precious pea - hope u like it.

Joe - yup, very simple to make. Taste is also not very complicated.

Shamir - remember to visit only after you have eaten!

Cat Cat - got our Ikura from Isetan since it was the Hokkaido fair.

Tummythoz - yes it does except it is salty and bigger. You can replace this with ebiko if you like.

LL - a bit decadent though.

meiyen - I usually cook it on slow fire to let it infuse and remove it before it browns.

daphne - quite light tasting as only taste is from the ikura and smoked salmon.

eatzycath - yup, I love those bubbles which is how I term ikura.

NKOB - give it a try one day?

ling239 - we had to since no chance to cook the next day! Very sinful.

ai wei - flown in from Japan so fresh.

lannae - hope you'll make it!

Untoldcitylife - am sure this can be used as a pasta dish there. Thxs for adding me to yr blogroll.

slowcatchupkuan - very simple indeed!

rokh - long wkend coming up so give it a try.

myf - read the blog entry, recipe is within the text.

mamabok - ikura not fishy, more saltier and the taste is unique. BUT if you don't like sashimi then may be a problem.

kbguy said...

Just curious.. all those photos of Donnuts you taken.. u really order all of them or you took the photos at the counter ? If you go to the counter just to take photos, I wonder what those waiter must be thinking about you,, trying to copy their recepes...

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