A japanese recipe of Tarako flavoured pasta. Tarako is the Japanese name for salted Alaska pollock roe. Alaska pollock is a North Atlantic fish in the cod family, and tara means cod in Japanese. Tarako and mentaiko are packed with the flavors of the sea. They're both salty and filled with seafood essence, but they aren't fishy. Tanako is plainer in flavor, as it's only salted, whereas mentaiko has a kick and a rich umami flavor thanks to the brine and marinades used in its preparation.