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Creamy Garlic Black Pasta With Clams And Squid

Recipe Courtesy of Anna

Prep time:  12 mins | Cook time:  23 mins

Total time:  35 mins | Serves: 2


  • 500 g clams

  • 200 g cooked squid

  • 250 g black pasta

  • 75 g samphire

  • 1 shallot, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley

  • 50 ml white wine

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • black pepper

  • chilli flakes

Creamy Garlic Sauce

  • 8 black garlic cloves, finely chopped

  • 1 shallot, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon thyme leaves

  • 1 tablespoon chopped oregano

  • 200 ml vegetable broth

  • 50 ml  white wine

  • 3 tablespoons cheese spread

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • sea salt + black pepper


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Boil the pasta until al dente, drain.
    Rinse the clams in cold water.

  2. Heat olive oil in a saucepan, cook garlic and shallots until soft. Add thyme and oregano, stir and pour in wine, boil for 3 minutes.  Add broth, season with salt and pepper, cook for 5 minutes. Add cheese spread, stir and cook over low heat until the sauce thickens.

  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet, cook the shallot until soft, add the squid, fry until golden brown. Add clams and parsley. Pour white wine and cook for 3 minutes, add samphire and butter. Boil for another minute, stirring  constantly. Season with pepper.
    Combine with pasta and garlic sauce, sprinkle with chili flakes. Enjoy!

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