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A Simple, elegant, and surprising dish made with lovely calamari, black linguine pasta, and a homemade Arrabbiata sauce spiced to perfection. There’s nothing like a seafood dish with a kick! Calamari Pasta in Arrabbiata Sauce is a great way to spice up your next dinner. If you have always wondered what that black ink pasta tasted like but never got around to buying it, this recipe will make you buy it repeatedly! Many are scared of those ink meals because of their color. But I assure you, it just tastes like the sea. Since I’ve been living in Spain, they use the ink of cuttlefish for many of their traditional meals like; croquetas in their ink, the arroz negro (black cuttlefish paella), and much more. Ink Pasta This recipe comes from my cooking school and is simple, elegant, and fun. Well… we had to make the fresh ink linguine by…

These famous Spanish tapas, Squid Ink Croquettes or croquetas, are made with tinted thick bechamel, squid, onion, spicy paprika and garlic, making this an outstanding bite for any occasion! Squid Ink Croquettes, called Croquetas de Calamar en su Tinta in Spain, is my favourite, “Tapa.” Made with the surprising Squid ink to give it an extra “sea” taste and this bold, dark colour to the dish. This “black croqueta” tapa version is one you should experience, whether in Spain or if you want to reproduce it in your place. The Spice Mix So, in this version, I’ve slightly modified the original recipe by adding a touch of spicy paprika and garlic to my croquetas. I believe it brings a deeper aromatic croqueta. The spices are not overpowering, just enough to give the beloved calamari a kick, which I think goes perfectly with this recipe. Spanish Croquetas Spain has a wide variety of…

Arroz negro or Black Paella is a popular rice dish on the Mediterranean coast of Spain made of cuttlefish, its ink, white wine, onions and bomba rice. A famous Spanish dish is called “Arroz negro” made with the fresh ink of cuttlefish. I don’t know why they call it “black rice” instead of “black paella” since it’s done exactly like paella. Usually served with an Aïoli sauce (garlicky mayonnaise). Nonetheless, this dark paella is my personal favourite of them all! Get over it! I know it can be challenging for some, even for me at first, the colour and the fact that you eat ink… but if you are courageous enough to take the first bite. Oh my! You will discover another dimension! The ink actually is a mouthful of sea aromas, saline, it’s really a flavour of its own. But if you want to be submerged in that meal… you’ll have to be brave enough…