Natto Pasta

Natto Pasta

Natto pasta is a creative fusion dish that combines traditional Italian pasta with the unique Japanese ingredient, natto. The dish typically involves cooking pasta al dente and tossing it with a sauce made from natto, soy sauce, and other seasonings. The sticky texture and distinct flavor of natto add an interesting twist to the pasta, providing a savory and umami-rich element. It is often garnished with green onions, shredded nori, or additional toppings to enhance the overall taste. Natto pasta offers a delightful cross-cultural culinary experience for adventurous food enthusiasts.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of Aya’s Culture Kitchen Boston Natto
  • 1 tsp of mentsuyu
  • 200 grams of spaghetti
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Olive oil
  • Soy sauce
  • Chopped parsley for garnish
  • Parmesan cheese (optional)

 

Instructions:

  1. Cook the spaghetti according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, heat some olive oil in a pan. Add the minced garlic and sauté until fragrant.
  3. Open the natto package and mix it with mentsuyu.
  4. Add the mixed natto into the pan and stir well.
  5. Toss the cooked spaghetti in the pan with the natto. Add a splash of soy sauce and mix well until the pasta is evenly coated.
  6. Serve the pasta with a sprinkle of chopped parsley and, if desired, some parmesan cheese.