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Spaghettini with lemon and bottarga

Australian Gourmet Traveller recipe for spaghettini with lemon and bottarga.

By Gourmet Food Team
  • 10 mins preparation
  • 10 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Spaghettini with lemon and bottarga
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


  • 1
    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.