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squid ink pasta recipe

Squid Ink Pasta

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  • Author: chefjar
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4


Squid ink pasta is amazingly flavorful and easy to make. This easy black spaghetti recipe comes together in 30 minutes with no hassle or stress. Perfect for busy weeknights!


  • Squid ink pasta-0.5 pound  ( 250 g)
  • Shrimp ( peeled and deveined)- 1 pound (500 g)
  • Unsalted Butter- 3 tablespoons
  • Garlic cloves (minced)-1 tablespoon
  • Cherry tomatoes- 4 cups
  • Honey-1 tablespoon
  • Lemon juice and zest  from one small lemon
  • Red chili flakes-1/2 teaspoon, optional
  • Parsley (finely chopped)-2 tablespoons
  • Black pepper and salt- to taste

For Serving:

  • Fresh burrata cheese balls (at room temperature)-2
  • Parmesan cheese (shaved)-as needed


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the squid ink pasta  and cook according to package instructions until al  dente. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water before draining. Drain and keep aside.
  • In a large skillet melt butter over medium heat. Add the shrimp, season with salt and black pepper. Saute for 1-2 minutes on each side, then transfer to a plate.
  • Put the  tomatoes in the same skillet. Season with salt and red chili flakes. Cook until the tomatoes start to pop, about 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 40-50 seconds.
  • Reduce the heat to low, add 1/4 cup of  reserved  pasta water, honey , lemon juice and zest. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5-7 minutes  or until the sauce thicken slightly.
  • Add the cooked  pasta and shrimp. Mix well. If needed , add more pasta water to thin the sauce.
  • Divide the pasta between the bowls and top with burrata and shaved parmesan cheese. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Category: Shrimp recipes
  • Cuisine: Italian