Definition of bottarga in English:

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bottarga

Pronunciation: /bōˈtärɡə/

noun

The dried, pressed roe of the mullet, which is sold in blocks and shaved over Italian dishes.
Example sentences
  • Try shaved raw artichoke with bottarga, linguine al granchio and salt-baked sea bass or the home-made salsiccia.
  • And a seafood triumvirate of bluefin tuna, prawn in parsley purée, and scallop carpaccio with bottarga is too stingily portioned to fully enjoy.
  • Gill's pan-fried sea bass with tabbouleh, preserved lemon, bottarga and lemon oil was less successful, with the flavours clashing a little too violently.

Origin

Italian, from Arabic butarkhah.

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Syllabification: bot·tar·ga

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