This pasta recipe is one of my favorites. It can be tailored to fit any budget.
Fresh squid is an excellent source of protein, is reasonably easy to clean once you learn how and costs about $2.50 per pound. Cooked with a couple of pounds of mussels, you can have dinner at home for four for under $15.
I think the secret to this sauce is all the simmering to let the flavors concentrate. You can use any combination of mussels, clams, squid, shrimp, rockfish chunks, etc.
Many fish markets now label their product with green, yellow, or red signs to tell you whether or not the fish you are considering is produced and harvested in a sustainable way.
Using whole grain pasta and served with a big salad, this is a really good meal.
Servings: 4 to 6