Spooky Squid Ink Pasta

A decorative skeleton bowl filled with black pasta and topped with cooked squid. A jar of Bellisari's Calabrian Pepper & Sweet Tomato Fennel Spread is placed next to the bowl. Underneath, fake spider-webs cover the table and in the background are decorative Halloween items such as fake plastic spiders, a skeleton head, and a black candle holder.

1 lb black squid ink spaghetti
12 oz pre-cooked octopus tentacles
4 tbs olive oil
1 shallot
1 cup red wine
1 jar Bellisari's Calabrian Pepper & Sweet Tomato Fennel Spread
1 tbs squid ink
1/4 cup minced parsley
1 cup reserved pasta water
Salt and pepper

Cut tentacles into bite sized pieces. Thinly slice the shallot and mince garlic. Boil the pasta in well salted water. Cook according to packaging and at least a cup of the pasta water before draining pasta. Sauté the shallot in olive oil. Add the minced garlic and octopus to the pan. Season with salt and pepper. Add Calabrian Pepper & Sweet Tomato Fennel Spread as well as the squid ink. Cook for a couple of minutes before adding the red wine. Cook until it reduces more than half. Add in the pasta, minced parsley and 1/2 cup of the reserved pasta water. Mix well and add more pasta water if needed. Enjoy!