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Squid Ink Pasta with Squid

This Squid Ink Pasta with fresh squid and tomatoes is a striking main course. The black pasta, red tomatoes and squid are a wonderful savoury combination. Enjoy any time of year.

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Squid Ink Pasta with Squid

The longest part of the preparation for this pasta dish is cooking the squid. You can make the tomato sauce in advance to save time.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 people


  • 700 g (1.5 lbs) Squid Ink Pasta
  • 700 g (1.5 lbs) Squid
  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp Parsley
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Chili Pepper
  • 2 small bags Fresh Squid Ink
  • 500 g (1 lb) tomatoes


  • Make the tomato sauce: Peel and chop, onion and garlic, cook in olive oil on medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes, add the chop tomatoes, salt, and pepper, and cook for 30 minutes.
  • Clean the squid and cut into large thick slices.
  • Add the squid ink in the tomato sauce, add the squid and the chopped parsley.
  • Cook 40 minutes and low heat, without a lid. Add a little bit of water if too dry.
  • Test the squid with the tip of a knife, it needs to be tender, so if it is not, keep cooking it.
  • Season and the chili pepper to your taste.
  • Boil the pasta until al dente, drain and add it to the squid, mix gently, pause 2 minutes for the pasta to absorb the sauce and serve hot.
    Squid Ink Pasta
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