Halloween Pasta Recipe: SQUID INK LINGUINE with Jack O’ Lantern Carrots


  • 400g fresh squid ink pasta
  • 1 small can of anchovy fillets in olive oil
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 6 large cloves garlic, chopped finely
  • 1 small carrot
  • grated parmesan cheese


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. The fresh ones I got from the deli, says I had to boil it for 3 minutes.
  2. Slice your carrots thinly into coins. Using a small knife, carve a stem, eyes and a smiling mouth to resemble a jack o-lantern pumpkin. You can sauté this in butter or just blanch in the water where you boiled your pasta.
  3. In a non-stick pan, sauté anchovy fillets in ¼ cup olive oil + the oil in came in in the can. Let oil be infused with the flavor of anchovies.
  4. Transfer this in a bowl and wash the pan.
  5. Sauté chopped garlic in the remaining ¼ cup olive oil until it gets infused with the flavor of garlic.
  6. Add cooked pasta to this pan and mix well until each pasta is coated with oil.
  7. Pour in anchovy-infused olive oil and mix well.
  8. To serve, sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese and top with two or three pieces of buttered jack o- lantern carrots.