Seafood Squid Ink Tagliatelle with Chiles

The squid ink tagliatelle is made from the ink of the squid which adds a strong flavor and black glow to the pasta. It works really well with seafood. Hence, in this recipe I have chosen to use squid, clams, and prawns and lots of chiles to spice up this dish.

Prep Time:
35 mins
Cook Time:
59 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 34 mins
2 servings


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 1 (8 ounce) package squid ink tagliatelle

  • 10 unshelled prawns, heads intact

  • 1 onion, chopped, divided

  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed, divided

  • 2 slices fresh ginger

  • 2 ¼ cups water

  • 5 ounces clams

  • 3 large dried chile peppers, chopped

  • ½ cup white wine

  • 2 large squid, sliced into rings

  • ½ lemon

  • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 3 fresh chile peppers, chopped


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; stir in 1 tablespoon olive oil. Cook tagliatelle at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain.

  2. Peel and devein prawns, reserving heads for broth.

  3. Combine prawn heads, half of the onion, 2 cloves garlic, and ginger in a pot; cook and stir until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour in water; bring to a boil. Simmer until broth is reduced, about 15 minutes.

  4. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add remaining onion and 2 cloves garlic; cook and stir until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in broth, clams, and dried chile peppers; simmer until most of the clams open. Add white wine and squid; cook until squid is tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

  5. Stir cooked tagliatelle and prawns into the skillet. Cook until prawns are opaque, 1 to 2 minutes. Squeeze in lemon juice; season with salt and pepper. Toss tagliatelle well and transfer to a serving dish. Garnish with parsley and fresh chile peppers.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

904 Calories
25g Fat
110g Carbs
49g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 904
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 126mg 42%
Sodium 288mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 110g 40%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 49g
Vitamin C 228mg 1,138%
Calcium 216mg 17%
Iron 25mg 136%
Potassium 1347mg 29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.