Risotto Nero

Cuttlefish Risotto with Ink

Preparation info

  • 6

    • Difficulty


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Alastair Little's Italian Kitchen

Alastair Little's Italian Kitchen

By Alastair Little

Published 1996

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A frightening dish to prepare at home, the colour is so daunting. You will need a cooperative fishmonger who can find the cuttlefish and prepare them for you. I find that this dish is only worth preparing with cuttlefish, as the flavour of the ink is incomparable. Squid ink by contrast is bitter and disappointing, and the packaged inks are completely tasteless, a problem that restaurant chefs get around by using a good fish stock. This recipe uses a very dilute stock – i.e. water – and reli