This Instructable shows how to make pasta shaped like squid / calamari.

Plain wheat flour
Dried shrimp (optional)

I'm not going to go into the detail of making fresh pasta as there are plenty of guides elsewhere. This is one of them.

Neither am I going to tell you how to cook pasta, as that is also covered elsewhere.

The inspiration for this make was posted in the Forums by scoochmaroo(thanks)

Step 1: Pasta dough

Combine flour and egg(s) according to the recipe you are using and work into dough as it advises.

For a seafood flavour I added some shrimp flourSTEP 3

Roll the dough into a thin sheet (1-1.5mm 1/16") or use a pasta machine if you have one.
<p>Sounds awesome. Definitely gonna get some squid ink pasta.</p>
might make good fishing bait if you added some liver <br />
squid AND liver..thats my bait...try pate
I love these! They would be great for a super special occasion. Pasta takes so long to make and I can tell you put a lot of care into this project. Thanks for sharing. Excellent instructions :)
These are really cute and are very creative! ^^
<br> They took a long time, and I've not made them since...<br> <br> L<br>
LOVE! but im thinking big! like the giant stuffed shell pasta? oh yes it will be done!<br />
Too much fun! ^^
This is the strangest looking thing i have ever seen..... But i mean that in a very cool way!!!:)
When they're cooked they're quite like squid (yum) L
they're adorable! great job!
I will have to try this stuffed with cheese or a seafood. An interesting variation on stuffed manicotti or shells. Adding too much extras to the flour like your shrimp "flour" definitely changes the character of the pasta dough so that it is not as easy to work with.
I had thoughts about stuffing, but left 'em simple - the seafood idea sounds good - what were you thinking of? L
Hmmm, served cold with shrimp/tuna/lobster salad stuffing, served hot with crabmeat/cornbread stuffing, scallops and chopped fish fillets, fishcake from fish bits and mashed potatoes, probably served in a coquille St. Jacques cream sauce. Or throw it all in the deep fryer and serve with chips dressed with malt vinegar. The tentacles would be pretty cool with the "bloomin onion" effect.
I was thinking of crab, cold salad. The cavity really does poke you to fill with something. I have a mind that we've become complacent with pasta (Instructables-hand-ravioli in my thoughts) people have not innovated that much, as compared to some () who has successfully(?) marketed SPAM-fritters...<br/><br/>I issue <em>you</em> a challenge to create something new in pasta, because I'm sure you could do it<br/><br/>?<br/><br/>L<br/>
I'll nominate this as one of the offical Instructable dishes to be endorsed by Squid Labs.
You can get wooden dowels as thick as about 1 1/2 inches (38mm), and could grind or whittle down the end to a point. I don't remember the name of the company, but you can buy a tool that will round or turn the end to a pencil-like point. You could probably get it by googleing.
Baha! I love this!! Im not much of a cook (really im not haha) But this, is the coolest thing food related i have ever seen xP NICE (+5 points)
very cute! now we just have to stuff them with meat and we can have shrimp ravioli
This is adorable! Great work sir! :D
Thanks, I did enjoy eating them (all gone now) L
evvai un'altro prodotto figo made in italy!
Grazie. (Fatto in Inghilterra) L
Hilarious. All the fun of squid without the disgusting sensation of eating boiled salty wellies. I am def going to do this.
It too me a while to do though... L
that's very cool but why wrap the dough around a sharpie? i would have used something more hygenic
The pen (Staedtler Lumocolor 318) was clean. But anything round and stick-like would be as good. L
That's absolutely awesome. I'm not sure if a couple of my friends could eat them, but that just means more for me xD
These are the best! Great work.

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