Vermicelli al Caviale  (Vermicelli with Caviar) for New Year's Eve

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Vermicelli al Caviale  (Vermicelli with Caviar) for New Year's Eve

When I mentioned what we were having for our New Year’s Eve dinner, some asked for the recipe. Chef Dolores provided this recipe.  

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!



Dahlia, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 2786

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Photograph by Roy Kelley

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Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200, Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Office:  301-258-7757 

Comments (18)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good morning Roy,

That is a wonderful recipe, and I recall that it is your go to dish for New Year Eve.  Will this be accompanied with Champagne?  Ron and I wish Dolores and you a wonderful New Year.  A

Dec 31, 2021 08:43 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

It is interesting that this old cookbook, published in 1968, is still available. Used, $6.83 with free shipping from Amazon.

Dec 31, 2021 08:53 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

That looks like a fantastic dish and the dahlia is so beautiful.  Thank you for both treats.  It is kind of funny.  I was able to get some really good caviar this last year and I had a small party.  I had to talk people into showing up.  No one liked caviar.  I did my best sales job.  My friends showed up and the caviar was all gone quickly.  Caviar is a real treat and a lot of people don't even know they like it.   Happy New Year!

Dec 31, 2021 09:00 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Looks like a nice easy recipe from Chef Delores. Not sure about the caviar, but will this along to others.

Dec 31, 2021 09:34 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Your recipe sounds delicious.  Happy New Year Roy Kelley .  Here's to a fabulous 2022!

Dec 31, 2021 09:42 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Yummy Roy, You have a great Chef and love what she is making,  We have stuff crab and shrimp cocktail for tonight.  Happy New Year My friend!


Dec 31, 2021 12:34 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

That recipe sounds delicious, Roy.  And, it sounds easy to put together>

Dec 31, 2021 04:36 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Roy- I love pasta and I love caviar so this dish sounds like one I could make!!! Happy New Year to you and Chef Dolores. 

Dec 31, 2021 08:00 PM
Linda D. Pufford
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging - Novato, CA
ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager

Hi Roy!  That recipe sounds fabulous!  Interesting that a person could pick up that 1968 cookbook on Amazon for such a good price!  Thanks for another good recipe and the tip on how to get the book!

Happy New Year to you and Dolores!🥂🍾🥂

Jan 01, 2022 01:00 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Happy New Year to you and Chef Delores!

Jan 01, 2022 07:31 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Roy... just my kind of dish... and  I happen to have two tins of Russian caviar in my fridge. Sadly, my husband doesn't eat caviar so it's not something I'll be making any time soon. 

Jan 01, 2022 07:36 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Roy Kelley - that sounds like a very special recipe and meal! I wish you both good health and a good life. 

Jan 01, 2022 02:50 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for your feedback. It is always good to hear from you.

Jan 02, 2022 10:17 AM