Spaghetti with Scallops and Salmon Caviar

Salmon caviar is very popular in Russian culture. It's mostly eaten on a white toast, but also used as a filling for crepes. And that's the only way I used to eat it, but then I thought that there surely is another way and I was right. This pasta is really good with creamy caviar dill sauce and tender scallops.


recipe adapted from carina-forum

for 2 portions

  • Spaghetti - 200 g
  • Scallops - 8
  • Butter - 20 g
  • Cream - 100 ml
  • Salmon caviar - 100 g
  • Dill, chopped - 3 tablespoons
  • Pasta water
  • salt, pepper

- Cook the spaghetti al dente.
- While the spaghetti is cooking, in a large skillet melt the butter/
- Add the scallops and fry for 2-3 minutes until they are nicely caramelized and cooked.
- Add cream, dill and caviar to the pan (leaving a little for garnish).
- Drain the spaghetti reserving a little bit of pasta water.
- Add pasta to the pan with the sauce, thin with reserved pasta water if necessary.
- Season to taste.
- Serve with the rest of the caviar as garnish.

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Posted on April 17, 2008 and filed under Recipe.