Caviar Capellini with Crème Fraîche
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Caviar Capellini with Crème Fraîche

Rach's illustrated recipe for thin spaghetti with black caviar, the perfect at-home date night treat for this weekend.


  • 4 tablespoons butter

  • 2 large shallots, finely chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • salt and white pepper

  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon

  • 1/4 - 2/3 cup heavy cream

  • 4 ounces black caviar of choice such as Ossetra

  • ¼ cup each dill and chives, finely chopped

  • ½ cup vodka

  • 8.8 ounces capellini


  • Step 1

    Heat water to boil for pasta.

  • Step 2

    Heat a large skillet over medium-low to medium heat, melt butter, add shallots and garlic.

  • Step 3

    Add salt, white pepper and zest of lemon; soften 2-3 minutes. Add vodka, reduce by half.

  • Step 4

    Cook pasta 4-5 minutes in salted water. 

  • Step 5

    Add cream to shallots, stir and reduce 2 minutes, remove from heat, add lemon juice, half of the caviar, half the herbs, toss with pasta and top with remaining to serve. 

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