This beautiful black pasta seafood dish is made from squid ink pasta, broiled lobster tails coated in butter & herbs, steamed mussels in a white wine broth with cherry tomatoes and topped with toasted lemon pancetta breadcrumbs. The black pasta gives off that dark and mysterious feel which sets the tone especially in October and with Halloween right around the corner it makes for a fun little dinner treat for the family or a nice romantic date night.
Loaded with fresh mussels steamed in a delicious white wine broth made with green onions and garlic. We then use the broth as our based for the sauce with hints of pancetta, lemon and cherry tomatoes. The sauce is so tasty it makes you want to dip your bread right in and soak up all those delicious flavors. Doesn’t this dish make you want to dive right in? We’re obsessed with the colours, and the flavour combination is so darn tasty we couldn’t help but go for seconds!
Let’s talk about Squid ink pasta for a second. It sounds a little ridiculous and out there which may seem like such a novelty, but it really serves no purpose beside its black colour. It’s like buying any other pasta except you get the cool black colour.
If you make fresh squid ink pasta on the other hand you’ll get a taste of some of its briny flavour. If you’re like us though, you’ll opt for the store bought pasta because all we really care about is the stunning presentation! If your local grocery store doesn’t carry squid ink pasta you can always order it from Amazon, they have lots of options and quick deliver so you might only need to plan 2-3 days ahead.
This is a beautifully coloured and very flavourful dish to serve on special occasions. It’s a great dish to serve at a Halloween gathering or date night at home. Seafood is so beautiful in presentations, it’s romantic and of course is guaranteed to impress your guest! Serve alongside a delicious glass of wine and put on your favorite Halloween scary movie!
If you love seafood, you will most certainly enjoy this dish. Don’t skip the breadcrumbs, it really ties everything together.
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