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VERMICELLI AL CAVIALE (Vermicelli with Caviar) Recipe

VERMICELLI AL CAVIALE  (Vermicelli with Caviar) Recipe


This is a recipe that Chef Dolores has usually used on New Year's Eve.  This year, we had house guests and she decided to serve this dish on Christmas Eve. It is good for any occasion!


1 pound vermicelli  ( a very thin spaghetti)

1/4 pound of butter, soft

4 ounces caviar

Juice of 1/2 lemon

Cook vermicelli al dente.  Have a large hot bowl at hand with the soft butter in it.  Lift the pasta directly from its boiling pot into the bowl, draining it over its pot before forking it into the bowl.  It must be hot, and it must be al dente.  Have 4 or 6 hot soup bowls ready. Now mix the caviar into the pasta in its bowl, tossing well with wooden forks.

Add the lemon juice and toss again.  Serve immediately in the hot soup bowls.  Serves 4  to 6.

(I have successfully halved this recipe to serve 2.)

From the "Complete Book of Pasta" An Italian Cookbook by Jack Denton Scott

Best served with your favorite Champagne!



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Comment balloon 13 commentsRoy Kelley • December 26 2018 09:43PM


Good morning, Roy Kelley the word caviar killed it for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 5 months ago

Unlike Barbara, I love caviar and because of that, I would love this dish as well.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 5 months ago

Good morning Roy. This recipe will be passed on! Sounds delicious. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 5 months ago

I love this recipe, Roy... and fortunately, I have many jars of caviar in my fridge (always come back with it from Russia each year). I like to put caviar in my omlettes.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) 5 months ago

Roy, I too would have to eliminate the caviar, but the pasta sounds delicious.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 5 months ago

No pasta for me, but it does sound delicious. I can see why she'd want to serve it with guests in the house. We are planning on Chinese Food and a Pink Panther movie with Mom for New Year's Eve - not sure about the menu for New Year's Day yet. D 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 5 months ago

I can see that recipe working, Roy.  And, it's really easy to put together too.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 5 months ago


Tell Chef Dolores that the guests will never leave after eating that dish.  We usually have Alaskan King Crab and Chanpagne...Just picked up the crab first thing this morning at the harbor.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 5 months ago

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Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 5 months ago

Roy Kelley thanks for the delicious Vermicelli with Caviar recipe.

Posted by John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest) 5 months ago

I am with Barbara Todaro on this one...can't get it past my nose.

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) 5 months ago

Your feedback and your continued support are very much appreciated.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 5 months ago

I love both but I never thought about putting them together, until now.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) 5 months ago