This Halloween recipe always manages to both shock and delight. Squid ink noodles are fairly common and I’m not sure why eating black noodles seems strange, but when served appropriately you can really creep out your guests. 

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Halloween Recipes: Scary Bowl of Worms

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  • Author: Liz Sloan



2 teaspoons minced garlic

1 minced shallot

¼ cup olive oil

5 tablespoons butter

1/4  teaspoon crushed red pepper

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon pepper fresh ground

Zest from 1 lemon

Juice from half a lemon

½ cup white wine

1 pound squid ink pasta

½ cup parsley for garnishing

½ cup parmesan fresh grated


Bring a pot of water to a boil. Prepare noodles al dente. Reserve ¼ cup pasta water. 

In large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium. Add shallot and red pepper and sauté about two minutes. Add garlic and sauté one additional minute. 

Add salt, pepper, lemon zest, lemon juice, wine and butter.

Stir 2 minutes, remove from heat and toss with pasta and pasta water. 

Garnish with parsley and fresh grated parmesan.

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