Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Pasta with Calamari and Squid Ink Sauce....mmmmm....yummy!

I love seafood in all shapes, colors, textures, and aromas. For me, seafood is elegant, delicate, attractive, pleasant, and delicious. The tastes of sea urchin, salted cod fish, anchovies, clams, mussels, and so on are ambrosial.  Seafood is consumed in the five continents, but Australia, Iceland, Japan, New Zealand and Portugal have the highest per capita consumption of seafood in the world.  It is well known the health benefits for the brain, heart and joints of seafood. Nevertheless, for me seafood is nothing but celestial....

I have made a pasta with calamari and squid ink sauce....I hope you would enjoy it as much as we did!!!

For the pasta:
I have made fresh pasta as in my previous post (I did just one pound of flour). You can cook your favorite pasta.

For the sauce:
1 pound of squids
2 teaspoons of squid ink sauce (I use concentrated)
2 onions (chopped)
1 can of tomatoes or 5 ripe tomatoes
3 garlic cloves (chopped)
Dry Red Pepperoncini
Fresh chopped parsley
Olive oil

For the sauce
In a big pan, heat the olive oil and and add the chopped onions. Season it with salt, oregano, pepper, and add the garlic. Cook until the onion is translucent.

Add the tomatoes. Let it simmer for 7 to 10 minutes at low heat.

In another pan, heat olive oil and sir fry the calamari. Reserve some of the juice.

Dissolve in the calamari juice the squid ink. Add it to the tomatoes sauce.

Add the calamari and pepperoncini at your taste. let it simmer for 5 minutes

Drain your cooked pasta, and mix it with the sauce. Serve it with fresh parsley on top, and parmiggiano cheese if you want. Enjoy!!


  1. Marcela que delicioso se ve esto! nunca he hecho nada parecido, muy bueno. besooss

    (ya publiqué mi post) ya sabes el que andaba perdido. xxx

  2. Gloria....la tinta la puedes comprar en el Jumbo.....lo mejor de lo mejor....si lo pruebas no te arrepentiras....Que bueno solucionaste los problemas de tu post!....Abrazos, Marcela