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squid ink pasta

ctl98 Mar 14, 2007 07:42 PM

Where can I get this here? Is there any place that makes it fresh?

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    Snarf RE: ctl98 Mar 14, 2007 10:25 PM

    Joso's, for the quintessential experience, as they also have the best calamari in the city. Enjoy!

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      ctl98 RE: ctl98 Mar 15, 2007 03:21 AM

      Sorry, I meant to make at home. But thanks for the tip. I love Calamari so will give Joso's a try.

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        h2o RE: ctl98 Mar 15, 2007 07:06 AM

        I've seen fresh squid ink pasta at Pusateri's on Bay.

        1. Nestra RE: ctl98 Mar 15, 2007 07:34 AM

          Hi! I don't know of anywhere you can pick it up locally, but you can order it online. http://www.alfonsogourmetpasta.com has a few different pastas, including a lobster and shrimp ravioli with squid ink dough. Sounds incredible. I might actually have to order some. I have also heard that you can order it at Dean and Deluca's web site, but their web site is really cranky and I can't get in right now. Since most of their products are well over-priced, I am assuming their squid ink pasta will be as well. The stuff at Alfonsogourmet will run you between $8.99 per lb. for fettucine and linguine to $12.99 per lb. for items like black squid ink and white egg dough striped bow tie pasta (very cute). You can also purchase Castellana Trece Nere at ethnicgrocer.com (one of my favorite online grocers) for under $8.00 for about lb.

          Hope this helps.

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            jeffs101 RE: ctl98 Mar 15, 2007 09:23 AM

            Queen's Pasta uses squid ink in their Striped Butternut Squash Agnolotti. It used to be the only thing I'd order but is now off limits (as I am a vegetarian). Gawd, I wish they never told me!

            They have an outlet in Etobicoke, where you can pick it up, either frozen or fresh.

            1. Googs RE: ctl98 Mar 15, 2007 10:33 AM

              St. Lawrence Market, south market, upper floor, sw corner. St. Lawrence Ice Cream & Pizza where they make it fresh every day. Don't let the name throw you off. Very nice fresh pastas, sauces, and a decent slice if you're hungry. Expect to line-up on Saturday's. I mean really line up.

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                bellywizard RE: ctl98 Mar 15, 2007 06:16 PM

                You can actually get raw squid ink - not set in pasta - for you to cook with. In Venice, many cooks make a sauce with squid ink, and serve it (traditionally) with bigoli (a kind of pasta) and cuttlefish. The ink is very hard to find in Toronto - but is available at the fish store at "foodie corner" (Yonge north of Rosedale).

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                  Mikejor RE: ctl98 Mar 17, 2007 09:14 AM

                  Not to buy the pasta but another great restaurant serving squid ink pasta is One of a Kind on Queen West http://oneofakindpasta.com/
                  Inventive pasta dishes and good prices...haven't been in a while but always had a good experience there in the past.

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                    kateinkigali RE: ctl98 Nov 25, 2008 10:18 AM

                    I'm a bit late with this but Diana's Cupboard on Cumberland is now selling squid ink so you can make your own at home!

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                      iamafoodie RE: ctl98 Nov 25, 2008 10:51 AM

                      Palma Pasta in Mississauga makes it sometimes and may do it to order. Call them at 905-896-9000.

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