Fun Foods Friday!

I’m going to start this off by saying I’m not the most adventurous of eaters.

But it’s not for lack of trying. I have gotten much better over the past few years as Will has been able to convince me to try many new things, most of which I’ve really enjoyed.  My biggest roadblock when it comes to new foods actually has nothing to do with taste though, and has everything to do with texture.

Case In Point: the Head Cheese I tried a couple of weeks ago. Everyone else was raving about the delicious ham flavor, while I couldn’t get past the slimy, pasty texture without almost gagging.

One bite was enough for me. One and done.

However, on Wednesday night, Will came home with something a little bit suspicious for us to cook for dinner. It was something that I’ve never even heard of before, but you know what? I LOVED it. Aren’t you curious what this mystery food was?

Squid Ink Pasta


Now, even though it was not especially appetizing to look at, I didn’t even hesitate on this one. Maybe it’s because I was ravenous after a long day, or maybe I was just in the mood for some iodine, but whatever it was, we got cooking right away.

First, we chopped up some onions and garlic and sauteed those with a touch of butter while the pasta was cooking.

Once the pasta was done, that went into the onion mix as well.

Ooh, Steamy!

But thats not all…

We had actual squid meat too!

MMmmmmmm… Tentacles!!

When everything was done, we served the pasta up with some roasted green beans, roasted asparagus that we had left over from the night before, and some roasted chicken.


I ended up eating about 3/4 of this. If I hadn’t gotten so gosh darn full, I would have eaten the whole thing. It was all so delicious!

Now, if you’re like me and have never heard of or tried squid ink pasta, yes, it is actually made with the ink that squid secrete, along with some eggs, flour, and a little salt. I’m really not sure how they get the ink, so if there are any animal activists reading this, I’m sorry if I’ve done something wrong?!  Surprisingly though, the pasta only had the very slightest hint of a seafood flavor, and was not “fishy” at all. It was a little bit salty, and did I mention it was delicious? The squid itself was actually not fishy either, and was just a little bit chewy with a mildly tangy flavor.

When all is said and done, this is definitely something I’d eat again and would also recommend to anyone who’s curious!  Are any of you especially adventurous with food? What’s the weirdest food you’ve tried and liked? Is anyone else picky about texture like I am?

11 thoughts on “Fun Foods Friday!

  1. Whoa!! I’ve never had squid ink before, it sounds really interesting though. I’d love to try it one day!
    Weirdest thing I’ve tried and loved is totally kangaroo. It tastes EXACTLY like filet mignon!! 😀

    1. I would LOVE to try that!!! A friend of mine recently had Bear meat so I’ve gotta try that too. All these animals, so little time… 🙂

  2. Sounds interesting! I love squid meat (I know, weird) so I bet I’d like this… where did you find this pasta?

    1. We found it at a local market I love that has a great selection of fresh, handmade pasta. I bet that you could find it at a specialty Italian market or something like that?

  3. Oh WOW! That is adventurous! I LOVE squid but have to admit the squid INK pasta doesn’t sound so yummy to me–but then again, a few years ago I said I would never eat sushi and now it’s my favorite!!

    I am SUCH a texture person too–most of my favorite foods are my favorites simply because I love their texture!

    1. I’m a fairly recent convert to Sushi too, but now I love most of it!! I still have a really hard time with Sashimi… something about a big slab of raw fish when it’s not covered in rice makes me a little bit uneasy!

      1. I hear you on that one! Plus I just miss the seaweed!! 😉

  4. This looks so cool! I’ve heard of squid ink pasta but I’ve never seen it in stores anywhere. I will try pretty much anything, so I definitely would try this!

    Hmm the weirdest food I’ve tried is lamb testicles – they were actually good!

  5. squid ink pasta? whoa! never heard of it, but it does have quite a color! 😛

  6. I’m the same way!! I used to be SUCH a picky eater. I’m a lot better about it now, but I’d say I’m still a lot pickier than most! And I’m weird about texture too… I *CANNOT* make myself enjoy cottage cheese at all for that reason. The texture just weirds me out!

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