One thing I like about living in Italy is the fact that you don’t have to go far to get to a little store selling non-industrial food. In this case, we were at the Sarzana Thursday market, and saw some squid ink trofie in the window of a shop. Trofie are from Liguria, and are shaped by rolling some flat pasta into a pointy shape. I really don’t know how to describe it.
So we bought them, then went to the fish market and got a couple of totani (squid’s more handsome brother with a sort of beige outer skin) and a bag of shrimp, total cost about €4.
Chop some garlic, add it to hot oil in which a couple peperoncini are swimming, then add a few chopped tomatoes and some wine and cook it down before you add the shrimp. When the shrimp change colors, add the totani in rings, flip it about a bit until the totani have turned a solid white and they’re about done, then add the trofie and let it cook a bit to allow the pasta to suck up some of the sauce. Then serve.
It looks a bit spooky in the pan though, doncha think?