Let yourself be convinced by this authentic and delicate dish.
Advice from the Martigues Tourist Office
La Poutargue cannot be cooked, it is a bit like black truffles. You must either cut it into thin strips or slice it with a mandolin like cheese.
It generously accompanies al-dente for example, where it is generously sprinkled or also in small shavings on a simple fried egg with beautiful cherry tomatoes.
The accompaniment is done with, in moderation, a dry white wine preferably. But I leave it to you here to choose your favorite drink at aperitif or meal time.
Bottarga is wrapped in a light layer of natural beeswax, which makes it unattractive for amateurs. The blade of the knife penetrates its heart and reveals the sweetness of this authentic dish. Once cut, its consistency reveals an unsuspected orange color . The wax of the product deceives the eye and leaves little to imagine its delicacy.
Like a sausage, do not use a serrated knife.
It is better to have a good sharp knife to avoid chips.
The bewitching scent of salted mullet eggs subtly spreads. It invites indulgence. This sea caviar so dear to Martigues offers a unique taste to our taste buds.
The first bite is always a sensation. It leads to a blissful smile from the satisfied. The face lights up . Without giving ourselves a valid reason, we are surprised to see if there are any left on the plate. It becomes a cute sin like a child discovering chocolate.
To taste it is to love it.
But by the way, where is this Bottarga found?
Le Calen de Martigues - Parking de La Halle de Martigues 13500 Martigues (depending on the catch of the day - go directly to the spot)
La Saveur des Calanques - Quai des Sardiniers 13110 Port-de-Bouc
It is also possible to find Bottarga occasionally at retailers (non-exhaustive list)
Olympic Primeurs - 30 bis, boulevard du 14 juillet 13500 Martigues
Le quai des Pirates - 17 quai Kléber 13500 Martigues
Souvenirs des Martigues d'Hier et d'Aujourd'hui - 2, rue de la République 13500 Martigues