Squid and Tomato Garlic Pasta

Squid and Tomato Garlic Pasta

A tomato sauce-based pasta dish packed with garlic and umami-rich squid.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Dried pasta
150 g (The photo shows linguine)
1 1/2-2
3-5 cloves
Red chilli pepper
Olive oil
as needed
★ Canned diced tomatoes
1/2 can
★ Pasta boiling water
50 ml
★ Ketchup
4 tablespoons
★ White wine or sake
2 tablespoons
★ Ground black pepper
a small amount
to taste


1. Remove the guts from the squid and cut it into bite-sized pieces. Thinly slice the garlic and onion.
2. Put a teaspoon of salt in a generous amount of hot water, and begin boiling the pasta.
3. Put the garlic, red chilli pepper and olive oil in a frying pan and stir-fry over low heat. When browned, add the onion and turn up the heat to medium.
4. When the onion has wilted, add the squid. When the colour changes, stir in the ingredients marked ★. Turn the heat off once it has come to the boil.
5. Boil the pasta so it is slightly on the firm side. Add it to the sauce, and turn the heat to high.
6. Mix the pasta well while letting the sauce evaporate. Season with salt to finish.
7. Hint: Boil the pasta for 1-2 minutes less than indicated on the package.

Story Behind this Recipe

I bought some squid so I made this.