I’ve always been a huge fan of squid ink pasta, so when I finally found the squid ink spaghetti at one of my favorite grocery stores in LA, I’ve decided to make a dish that reminds me the colors and flavors of the Italian summer : Spaghetti al Nero di Seppia con Ragù di Mare (Squid Ink Spaghetti with Seafood Ragù). This is a very simple dish, tasty, healthy and visually appealing. For the seafood ragù I’ve used fresh squid tubes and raw prawns.
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Photo by Ale Gambini – Queen In The Kitchen
12 oz squid ink spaghetti
4 squid tubes, cleaned and cut in rings
10 raw prawns (shell removed, deveined, tails-on)
1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 small onion, finely chopped
20 cherry tomatoes, halved
1 small bunch fresh Italian parsley, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup dry white wine
salt and pepper to taste
Bring to a boil a large pot of lightly salted water.
In a large skillet, sauté garlic and onion in olive oil until golden.
Add tomatoes, parsley, salt and pepper to taste and cook for a couple of minutes.
Add the squids, the white wine and allow to cook until the wine evaporates.
Add the shrimps and cook briefly (couple of minutes) until they turn pale pink.
Cook the pasta in the large pot of salted water until “al dente”.
Drain the pasta (don’t drain your pasta dry, but leave a little bit of cooking water).
Return to the skillet with the seafood ragù. Toss well the spaghetti and serve warm garnished with fresh parsley.