Citizens, we end the week of World pasta on a black note, of the culinary kind with this unique recipe for fideos! 😉
Spanish paella recipes may get all the fame, but Spanish noodles recipes are equally popular in most Spanish seaside towns. Black noodles, called fideos negros in Spanish, are a popular coastal meal on Spain’s eastern coast, usually simmered in fish stock and served with squid and monkfish.
This Fideos recipe is said to come from the Mediterranean region of Valencia, although it is also very popular throughout Catalonia. What gives the black noodles their peculiar color? Pure squid ink that is added during cooking turns the pasta dark black.
Here squid rings, shrimp, onions and peppers are sautéed and then served with the noodles and squid ink, creating an impressive main course. It’s easy to prepare in less than 45 minutes and pairs perfectly with a crisp Spanish white wine. Please note that you can buy squid ink from Amazon here.
Cultural tip: In Spain, rice and fideos dishes are always served for lunch, and never at dinner time. This recipe for fideos is considered a heavy meal that is better suited to mid-day! Truly a recipe to be savored, my Citizens!
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