Squid Ink Pasta With Shrimp and Scallops Recipe

Black squid ink pasta is paired with shrimp and scallops in a light white wine sauce in this Halloween-inspired pasta dish. Deborah Mele

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Active: 20 mins
Total: 20 mins
Serves: 4 to 6 servings

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  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • 1 pound medium shrimp, shells removed and deveined (tails optional)

  • 12 medium scallops

  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

  • 1/2 teaspoons red pepper flakes

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 3/4 cup dry white wine

  • 1/3 cup ripe, chopped seeded tomato

  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves

  • 1/4 cup juice from 1 to 2 lemons

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 1 pound squid ink pasta


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Heat the oil in a heavy skillet over medium high heat until lightly smoking. Add the shrimp and sauté until opaque, about 1 minute each side. Remove to a plate. Reheat oil and cook the scallops until they too are opaque and lightly browned, 2 minutes each side. Remove the scallops to the plate with the shrimp and add the garlic to the pan. Cook, stirring often, until golden, about 2 minutes. Add the red pepper flakes, black pepper, salt, wine, tomato, and parsley, and cook over high heat until reduced by half, 8 to 10 minutes. Add the lemon juice and butter and return the seafood to the skillet, mixing well. Keep warm.

  2. Cook the pasta in a large pot of lightly salted water until it is al dente. Drain well, return to the pot along with the seafood. Toss well, and serve immediately.

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