I am planning to make squid ink pasta, but I do not have pasta machine. Since I am lazy, I want to boil dried pasta in squid ink water. Will it turn black...or not black enough?

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    You can make hand rolled squid ink pasta. Then you wouldn't need a pasta machine and you could have black pasta.
    – moscafj
    Commented May 23, 2019 at 19:45
  • Ok i am just lazy lol
    – user23139
    Commented May 24, 2019 at 4:09
  • In that case, you can certainly purchase squid ink pasta.
    – moscafj
    Commented May 24, 2019 at 10:40
  • Not readily available here
    – user23139
    Commented May 25, 2019 at 3:04
  • Funny you editted my question lol
    – user23139
    Commented May 25, 2019 at 3:05

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Boiling it in ink will give some flavor and color, but it won't be part of the pasta. Instead, you could make a squid ink-based sauce to toss it in afterwards. Here's an example recipe: https://www.thespruceeats.com/spaghetti-al-nero-di-seppia-2018653

  • I planned to mix it in hollandaise-carbonara situation which was a bad idea. Yours is better solution
    – user23139
    Commented May 24, 2019 at 4:14

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