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Fiery Black Spaghetti with Squid

cook 10 mins
Tags: Quick eats
  • 400 g (13 oz) black squid ink spaghetti
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra to serve
  • 400 g (13 oz) prepared squid, cleaned and sliced into rings
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded, if liked, and sliced
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • handful of basil leaves, chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of salted boiling water according to the pack instructions until al dente.
  • Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large frying pan. Pat the squid rings dry with kitchen paper, then add to the pan and cook over a high heat for about 30 seconds until starting to brown. Add the garlic and chilli and cook for a couple of seconds, taking care not to let the garlic burn. The squid should be white and just cooked through. Squeeze over the lemon juice and season to taste.
  • Drain the pasta and return to the pan. Toss through the squid and basil, and olive oil to taste. Serve immediately.
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