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Squid Ink Risotto [Moved from Home Cooking board]

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Has anyone heard of a packaged squid ink rice for making risotto? A waiter in Spain told me about it, but I never found it there or in New York.

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  1. We used it in a restaurant I used to work at (in Colorado)- it's available, but you're going to have to work for it. I *think* it came frozen, if that helps. It does come in a small packet, and a little goes a long way (and stains the heck out of your jacket). I'm talking about the ink, not an ink/rice combo, by the way.

    I'd try specialty shops or a fishmonger.

    1. Check an Italian Market or Restaurant Supply. I see them on occassion here...

      --Dommy!

      1. you can get a powdered ink at the fish market in Chelsea Market on 9th ave. add it to your arborio rice.

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        1. re: anita_cocktail

          you can get frozen squid ink at the Italian grocery in Chelsea Market.

        2. I suposse he meant packaged squid ink. It is relatively easy to find in Spain. In our country it can be found in some delicacy stores. A couple pictures of the product.

           
           
           
          1. the italian shop in the chelsea market has it in liquid form now! 4 packets to a pack - 3.50. great stocking stuffer, depending on your family.

            1. If you can't find it live, I've ordered it from Tienda and it was great. It came packed on dry ice.

              http://www.tienda.com/food/products/s...