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Keto Tarako Spaghetti

Before going low-carb/keto, one of my favorite Japanese dishes to make was tarako spaghetti!  I just love the wonderful taste of roe tossed in delicious pasta.

For those that are not familiar with tarako spaghetti, it’s basically cod roe in a Japanese style cream sauce.  And although it’s cream based, it’s actually pretty light compared to the Western cream sauce counterparts.

Keto Low Carb Tarako Spaghetti

Many might think, what an odd combination to use roe to make a pasta sauce but let me tell you that once you try it, you will know!!

The briny flavor of the cod roe goes so perfectly with the noodle replacements we use and it will keep you coming back for more.

Anyway, the thought to make a low-carb/keto version never crossed my mind until the other day when we asked our Facebook what everyone was eating for dinner.

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To my surprise, the majority of dishes were some type of pasta/spaghetti dish and that got me craving some spaghetti!

So naturally, I decided to give my good ol Tarako Spaghetti recipe a low-carb/keto makeover with this Keto Tarako Spaghetti and it turned out pretty well!

Hope you guys agree and enjoy this Japanese classic keto-fied!

There are many different ways to make tarako spaghetti and that includes a more drier pasta, or a more saucier pasta.  This recipe is the latter just because we are big sauce people!

This classic will weigh in at ~4g net carbs per serving, so definitely a nice low-carb/keto option to your traditional pasta.

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The dish comprises tastes of cream with a hint of Soy Sauce sauce infused in the flavors of briny Tarako.

For this dish, the special ingredients you would need are Soy Sauce, Shirataki Noodles, Kewpie Mayo, and tarako.  You can get these ingredients on Amazon or at a local Asian supermarket.  If you don’t have access to a local Asian supermarket, you can order some tarako here.

Note – For the tarako cod roe, there are 2 versions: tarako and mentaiko.  Takaro is briny where the mentaiko is spicy and briny.  Both will work for this recipe and up to personal preference.

Now, let’s get cooking!

Prepping Time 5M

Cooking Time 2M

Total Time 7M

Net Carb/Serv ~4g

Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 8oz of Spaghetti Shirataki Noodles or Noodles of Choice (1 pack)
  • 3 tbsp Heavy Cream
  • 1 tbsp Kewpie Mayo (you can sub with American mayo but will alter taste)
  • 1 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tarako Roe Sack
  • 1/4 tsp Shredded Seaweed (optional)

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) In a stove top pot, bring water to boil.

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3) In the meantime, use a spoon to scrap out the roe/eggs from the sack of the tarako leaving outer membrane intact.  Discard membrane.

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4) Combine tarako roe, heavy cream, Soy Sauce, and Kewpie Mayo in a small mixing bowl.  Mix well and set aside.

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5) Once water is boiling, strain prepackaged liquid from Shirataki Noodles and cook noodles only for 2 minutes (this process is to remove the prepacked liquid completely from the noodles rather than make it softer).  Once 2 minutes has passed, strain noodles very thoroughly.  This is a very important step to ensure the consistency of the sauce.

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6) Add the Shirataki Noodles to the tarako sauce and mix well.  Transfer to serving plate and top with optional Shredded Seaweed.  Enjoy hot!

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Hope you enjoy your low-carb/keto Tarako Spaghetti!

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Keto Low Carb Tarako Spaghetti

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Keto Tarako Spaghetti

The BEST Asian Low-Carb/Keto recipe for Tarako Spaghetti. Enjoy this Japanese classic at only ~4g Net Carb / Serving. Step by step directions with pictures makes this recipe quick and easy.
5 from 2 votes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: keto cream seafood spaghetti, keto Japanese spaghetti, low carb cream seafood spaghetti, low carb Japanese spaghetti, shirataki pasta, shirataki spaghetti
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1
Print Recipe
Calories: 300kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Shirataki Noodles Spaghetti
  • 3 tbsp Heavy Cream
  • 1 tbsp Kewpie Mayo you can sub with American mayo but will alter taste
  • 1 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 Sack Tarako Roe
  • 1/4 tsp Shredded Seaweed optional

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • In a stove top pot, bring water to boil.
  • In the meantime, use a spoon to scrap out the roe/eggs from the sack of the tarako leaving outer membrane intact. Discard membrane.
  • Combine tarako roe, heavy cream, Soy Sauce, Kewpie Mayo and tarako roe in a small mixing bowl. Mix well and set aside.
  • Once water is boiling, strain prepackaged liquid from Shirataki Noodles and cook noodles only for 2 minutes (this process is to remove the prepacked liquid completely from the noodles rather than make it softer).  Once 2 minutes has passed, strain noodles very thoroughly.  This is a very important step to ensure the consistency of the sauce.
  • Add the Shirataki Noodles to the tarako sauce and mix well. Transfer to serving plate and top with optional shredded seaweed. Enjoy hot!

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Nutrition

Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 452mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 662IU | Calcium: 29mg

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