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Witches Hair Pasta (Squid Ink Pasta) – A Great Halloween Dinner

This Witches hair pasta is the perfect dinner for Halloween night. Jet black strands of squid ink pasta dressed with a garlic and chilli oil. Delicious, simple and dramatic. And there is plenty of garlic in there to keep the vampires at bay....well it is Halloween!  Recipe from Sprinkles and Sprouts | Delicious food for easy entertaining.
This Witches hair pasta is the perfect dinner for Halloween night. Jet black strands of squid ink pasta dressed with a garlic and chilli oil. Delicious, simple and dramatic. And there is plenty of garlic in there to keep the vampires at bay….well it is Halloween! 

This Witches hair pasta is the perfect dinner for Halloween night. Jet black strands of squid ink pasta dressed with a garlic and chilli oil. Delicious, simple and dramatic. And there is plenty of garlic in there to keep the vampires at bay....well it is Halloween! Recipe from Sprinkles and Sprouts | Delicious food for easy entertaining.

If you haven’t tried squid ink pasta before then you are in for a treat, it is a deliciously silky, has a very subtle flavour of the sea and just looks sensational on the plate.

The jet black colour is just perfect for a spooky dinner party. But I would serve this any night of the year!

This Witches hair pasta is the perfect dinner for Halloween night. Jet black strands of squid ink pasta dressed with a garlic and chilli oil. Delicious, simple and dramatic. And there is plenty of garlic in there to keep the vampires at bay....well it is Halloween! Recipe from Sprinkles and Sprouts | Delicious food for easy entertaining.

The method for making the delicious garlic sauce (for warding off vampires!) is simple to make. It starts with good olive oil and plenty of garlic. Make sure you add them to a cold pan, this means the garlic will cook slowly, mellowing the flavour without it burning.

Whilst the pasta is still cooking, take out a cup of the cooking water and add this to the sauce, letting it simmer and reduce slightly whilst the pasta finishes.

This creates a sauce that coats the pasta, but that doesn’t weigh down the pasta, or diminish the fabulous colour!

This Witches hair pasta is the perfect dinner for Halloween night. Jet black strands of squid ink pasta dressed with a garlic and chilli oil. Delicious, simple and dramatic. And there is plenty of garlic in there to keep the vampires at bay....well it is Halloween! Recipe from Sprinkles and Sprouts | Delicious food for easy entertaining.

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This Witches hair pasta is the perfect dinner for Halloween night. Jet black strands of squid ink pasta dressed with a garlic and chilli oil. Delicious, simple and dramatic. And there is plenty of garlic in there to keep the vampires at bay....well it is Halloween!  Recipe from Sprinkles and Sprouts | Delicious food for easy entertaining.
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Witches Hair Pasta (Squid Ink Pasta) - A Great Halloween Dinner
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

This Witches hair pasta is the perfect dinner for Halloween night. Jet black strands of squid ink pasta dressed with a garlic and chilli oil. Delicious, simple and dramatic. And there is plenty of garlic in there to keep the vampires at bay....well it is Halloween! Recipe from Sprinkles and Sprouts | Delicious food for easy entertaining.

Course: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 587 kcal
Ingredients
  • 6 large garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 lb dried squid ink spaghetti
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
Instructions
  1. Finely chop the garlic and set aside.
  2. Bring a large pan of water to a boil, add the salt and cook the pasta as per the packet instructions.

  3. Whilst the pasta is cooking, place the olive oil and chopped garlic into a large pan.
  4. Cook over a low heat for 4 minutes, stirring frequently.
  5. Add the red pepper flakes and cook for 30 seconds more.
  6. Take a cup measure and remove 1 cup of the water the pasta is cooking in.
  7. Add it carefully to the garlic oil.
  8. Let this mixture simmer until you are ready to drain the pasta.
  9. Reserve a further cup of the pasta cooking water, before you drain the pasta.
  10. Add the cooked pasta to the garlic mixture and stir well to combine, over a high heat
  11. Add more cooking water if needed then serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

Nutritional Information based on 4 servings:

 

 

Nutrition Facts
Witches Hair Pasta (Squid Ink Pasta) - A Great Halloween Dinner
Amount Per Serving
Calories 587 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 16mg 1%
Potassium 280mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 86g 29%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 1.7%
Calcium 3.2%
Iron 9.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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This Witches hair pasta is the perfect dinner for Halloween night. Jet black strands of squid ink pasta dressed with a garlic and chilli oil. Delicious, simple and dramatic. And there is plenty of garlic in there to keep the vampires at bay....well it is Halloween!  Recipe from Sprinkles and Sprouts | Delicious food for easy entertaining.

This Witches hair pasta is the perfect dinner for Halloween night. Jet black strands of squid ink pasta dressed with a garlic and chilli oil. Delicious, simple and dramatic. And there is plenty of garlic in there to keep the vampires at bay....well it is Halloween!  Recipe from Sprinkles and Sprouts | Delicious food for easy entertaining.

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