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Black and Orange Recipe: Black Fettuccine with Shrimp and Butternut Squash

Editor's Note: Our intern Kerry checks in with another black and orange recipe. She said this one is her favorite yet!

To give credit where credit is due, this dish is the scion of Giada de Laurentiis's Spaghetti with Eggplant, Butternut Squash, and Shrimp, which she also concocted as a black and orange Halloween feast. Being the controlling French foodie that I am, I had to then go about changing it: making the flavors a bit more delicate, and the colors more emphatic.

The eggplant, which can be unreliable, was sacrificed, and Giada's fresh orange spaghetti was swapped in with rich squid-ink black fettuccine (to pop against the orange studs of squash and shrimp). The sauce is luscious – creamy and light all at once – and acts as the perfect “Halloween for grown-ups” dish.

About the author: Kerry Saretsky is a Serious Eats intern and the creator of French Revolution Food, where she reinvents her family's classic French recipes in a fresh, chic, modern way.

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