Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tuesday: Spaghetti Nero di Seppia

Spaghetti nero di seppia (squid ink pasta) in a seafood cream sauce with baked treviso radicchio.

We've never made a cream sauce for pasta before, and ended up concluding the texture of this one was a bit too thin (should have started with a roux) but it was still delicious. The "seafood" was tinned octopus and cuttlefish.

Squid ink pasta is frequently made with the cuttlefish ink added directly to the sauce, but this spaghetti had been infused with the ink (thus the black color). You can also buy the actual cuttlefish ink in small packets....we have one in the pantry waiting for us to decide what to do with it.


  1. Is there a creature more adorably named than the cuttlefish? If there is, I don't want to know about it. Good looking food, ladies.

  2. Via the internets, I have heard tell of an adorable beast known as the "cuddlefish"...but perhaps that was a typo.