Monday, May 16, 2011

Black Pasta in a Pink Gorgonzola Sauce

After hearing about the health benefits (cancer prevention) of Black Squid Ink pasta on Dr. Oz, I set out to find a recipe to try.  We tried this tonight and it was excellent!  Black Squid Ink pasta can be purchased at or at a local health food store.


  • 1 (16 ounce) package black squid ink pasta
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 shallots, minced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 8 ounces Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 5 (1/2 ounce) slices prosciutto, diced
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half cream
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 6 leaves fresh basil, cut into thin strips


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. Heat oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Saute shallots and garlic until lightly golden. Pour in wine and chicken stock. Bring to a boil, and stir in gorgonzola. Add tomato paste and prosciutto; bring to a boil. Stir in half-and-half, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add pasta, and toss to coat evenly. Cook until pasta is heated through. Transfer to serving dish, and garnish with parmesan and basil. 


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