Spoooky Witch’s Pasta with Creepy Crawlies 👻| Halloween Foods

Check out @martascooking for an even spookier version with octopus!! 
This is the homemade Pici pasta made with black squid ink. It colors the pasta black and gives a faint seafood flavor. 
It was fun cooking with Marta for some Halloween fun! Thank you Marta!
Here is my version of this spooky dish:

Witch’s Pasta with Creepy Crawlies (Garlic Shrimp with Black Pici Pasta)

(For 3-4)
  • 1 lb. shrimp
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 
  • 3 T butter
  • ½ cup white wine
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 lb. pasta (fettuccine)
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes 
  • ¼ cup parsley
  1. Pat shrimp dry before cooking. Defrost under cold running water for 10 min if frozen.
  2. In a medium sauté pan, place 1/2 of the sliced garlic with 1 T butter, 2 Tbsp. chopped parsley and a touch of oil if it’s handy- start in a *cold* pan. Then, heat gently until garlic starts to just turn golden and then add shrimp. Single layer only. Cook a couple minutes, or just till they turn pink. Then set aside cooked shrimp and repeat with remaining shrimp and garlic. Take the pan off heat. 
  3. Meanwhile, cook the pasta until “al dente”. 
  4. When shrimp are cooked- Don’t clean the pan! We’ll make a quick pan sauce. Put back on heat and add white wine. On high heat cook until just a spoon or two of liquid remains. (Strain if you like). Then, turn off the heat and add ½ lemon, juiced and 1 T butter and swirl in. 
  5. Add the cooked pasta and the shrimp back into the pan. Toss together. Garnish with parsley.

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