Make Your Own Dried Fish Powder Using Danggit for a Dried Fish Pasta That’s as Salty as Your Ex

March 6, 2019

If Japanese cuisine has katsuoboshi, and Italian cuisine has bottarga, we have danggit. By this we mean a salty AF seafood flavor bomb that goes well with tons of carbs. Although it saddens us that danggit isn’t used in even half as many applications as the aforementioned. Which is why we made it into this dried fish powder that you can sprinkle on anything.


This dried fish powder goes great on fried rice, champorado, or even cooked vegetables. But for this recipe we went with a straightforward pasta. And just in time for Lent.

Dried Fish Pasta

  • Serves: 2 people
  • Active time: 45 minutes
  • Total time: 45 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy


Dried Fish

  • 10 pieces danggit


  • 4 tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp. red pepper flakes


  • 250g linguini, cooked and drained
  • ½ cup reserved pasta water


  1. Heat oil in a pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Fry danggit until golden and crispy, then drain on paper towels.
  3. Using a food processor or mortar and pestle, crush danggit into a rough powder.
  4. Reserve one tablespoon of the powder for the top of the dish.
  5. To make the sauce, heat olive oil in a large skillet then add the garlic and pepper flakes.
  6. Cook for about 2 minutes until fragrant and the garlic has begun to soften.
  7. Add the cooked pasta and the danggit powder and toss together, adding pasta water by the tablespoon until a glossy sauce forms.
  8. Serve pasta in a bowl and top with reserved danggit powder.
Bea Osmeña SEE AUTHOR Bea Osmeña

Bea Osmeña is a healthy-ish eater who is just as likely to take you to a vegan joint as she is to consume a whole cheese pie to herself. A former picky eater, Bea has discovered the joys of savory fruit dishes, but still refuses to accept pineapples on her pizza. On the rare occasion you catch her without food in her mouth, you are likely to find her looking at books she can't afford, hugging trees, or talking to strange animals on the street.

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