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A question about a recipe: Celery Salad with Soft Boiled Egg and Shaved Bottarga

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I have a question about the recipe "Celery Salad with Soft Boiled Egg and Shaved Bottarga" from Nickanderer. What is bottarga di muggine?

asked by ikramer almost 3 years ago
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added almost 3 years ago

its salted dried roe from the grey mullet...usually comes in a little compressed block that can be grated.

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added almost 3 years ago

That little package of mullet roe will probably set you back close to $40. You can sometimes find dried bottarga in jars. It's not as good but unless you are a restaurant running through a lot of bottarga you probably don't want the big splurge.