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Cuttlefish Ink Spaccatelli with Spicy Serrano Marinara and Shrimp
Cooktime: 25-30 min | Serves: 4-6 | Complexity: Easy
This Cuttlefish Ink Spaccatelli with Spicy Serrano Marinara is a flavorful and unique pasta dish that is sure to impress your guests. The cuttlefish ink adds a rich, savory flavor to the spaccatelli, while the spicy serrano marinara adds a kick of heat. This recipe is easy to follow and can be prepared in just a few simple steps.
There are a couple variations we love to implement along these two big flavors. For example:
- Seafood: Since cuttlefish ink is often used in seafood dishes, it pairs well with other types of seafood such as shrimp, scallops, or squid.
- Vegetables: Vegetables such as bell peppers, zucchini, or eggplant can add a fresh and crunchy contrast to the rich and savory flavors of the pasta and marinara.
- Herbs: Fresh herbs such as basil, parsley, or cilantro can add a bright and fresh flavor to the dish.
- Cheese: Grated Parmesan or Pecorino Romano cheese can add a salty and tangy flavor to the dish.
- Nuts: Toasted nuts such as pine nuts or almonds can add a crunchy texture and nutty flavor to the dish. We love adding a spoonful of homemade or store-bought pesto!
- Citrus: A squeeze of lemon or lime juice can add a bright and acidic contrast to the rich and savory flavors of the pasta and marinara.
One we love is Spaccatelli with Spicy Serrano Marinara and Shrimp!
- 8 ounces spaccatelli (or any long, thin pasta)
- 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 small onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 bell pepper, diced
- 1 jar (24 ounces) premade spicy Serrano marinara sauce
- Grated Parmesan cheese, for serving (optional)
- Fresh basil, for serving (optional)
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the spaccatelli and cook according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
- Heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the olive oil and diced onions, and cook until the onions are translucent.
- Add the minced garlic and diced bell pepper to the saucepan and cook for an additional 2 minutes, or until the garlic is fragrant.
- Add our spicy Serrano marinara sauce to the saucepan. Bring the sauce to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer.
- Add the shrimp to the saucepan and cook until pink and cooked through, about 2-3 minutes per side.
- Add the cooked spaccatelli to the saucepan and stir to coat the pasta with the spicy Serrano marinara and shrimp.
- Serve the Spaccatelli with Spicy Serrano Marinara and Shrimp hot, garnished with grated Parmesan cheese and fresh basil, if desired. Enjoy!