September 25, 2023

Squid Ink Pasta Aglio Olio

It’s not always you see black coloured pasta, right? Well we made our own squid-ink pasta and cooked a great aglio olio with garlic and chillies. Simple and very satisfying. Don’t worry if you’re not bothered to make your own squid-ink pasta: this recipe works great with any pasta you buy too.

Pasta with a taste of the sea!

Squid Ink Pasta Aglio Olio

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Serves: 2 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: calories fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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For Pasta

    1. 1 cup flour, sifted
    1. 90ml water + squid ink (taken from the squid ink sac)
    1. 1 egg

For Cooking

    1. 1/2 red chilli, sliced
    1. 3 garlic cloves, sliced
    1. 1 squid, cut into rings
    1. 5 prawns, shelled and veined
    1. 2 tbsp. chopped Italian parsley
    1. Olive oil
    1. Salt and pepper



1. To make the pasta, combine the ingredients and knead for 8 minutes and rest for 15 minutes. Roll into thin sheets (using a pasta machine or good ol’ rolling pin) and cut into appropriate pasta shapes.

2. Blanch pasta for 1 – 2 minutes in salted boiling water and set aside. Drizzle with a little olive oil.

3. Heat olive oil in a saute pan. Fry the garlic and chillies on medium heat for 5 minutes.

4. Put in the squid and prawns and cook for a few minutes until just cooked.

5. Chuck pasta inside the pan and stir to mix well. Add in the chopped parsley. Season to taste.

6. Serve!


Squid ink lends a briny, pure seafood taste to the pasta. But as we said, if you’re not down with that, just buy your favourite pasta and cook as per usual.

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