What is bottarga?

Qu’est-ce que la poutargue ?

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Bottarga is a pouch of mullet roe, salted and then dried and is a culinary specialty of the Mediterranean region. The Greek bottarga or “avgotaracho” in Greek is a luxury product highly sought after by seafood lovers.

How to eat bottarga?

Although bottarga can be eaten plain on toast and with butter, it is also delicious in many recipes. It goes well with omelets or grilled vegetables to enhance their flavor and is used in exactly the same way as truffles, diced or grated.

How to cook bottarga?

Raw bottarga can also be used in many recipes. A real flavor enhancer on boiled eggs or cut into thin strips on scrambled eggs, bottarga can also be grated at the last minute on a fresh pasta dish, a risotto or scallops.

How to store bottarga?

Wrapped or in an airtight container, bottarga can be stored in the refrigerator for 2 to 4 weeks. Freezing may alter the taste and texture of the bottarga, so it should not be kept in the freezer.