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Black Capellini with Lemon and Caviar


  • 1 pound squid ink black capellini or angel hair pasta
  • 8 ounces unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • Zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 1/4 cup good black caviar

Prep Time:

8 minutes

Cook Time:

8 minutes



A dramatic yet delicious dish that is perfect for a holiday dinner or any other special occasion.

Why Try? A simple-to-prepare black pasta dish topped with black caviar, drenched in butter and scented with fresh lemon. Its stunning visual appearance will wow your guests.

Foodie Byte: Squid ink is added to the dough to give black pasta its very black color. This ink provides a salty and somewhat sweet flavor so be sure to taste before salting.


  1. Add capellini to large pot of boiling salted water and cook al dente.
  2. Drain and immediately place hot pasta in mixing bowl with butter, lemon zest, lemon juice, and pepper. Add kosher salt to taste.
  3. Top each serving of pasta with a dollop of caviar.

Nutritional Information

Calories 875, Carbohydrates 85g, Cholesterol 216mg, Fat 51g, Fat Calories 451, Fiber 3g, Protein 19g, Saturated Fat 30g, Sodium 247mg. Daily Values: Calcium 65.02mg 7%, Phos 72.85mg 7%, Copper 0.03mg 2%, Zinc 0.22mg 1%, Panto 0.66mg 7%, Biotin 0.09mcg 30%, Magnesium 51.02mg 13%, Iron 3.43mg 19%, Vitamin B6 4%, Vitamin C 22%, Vitamin B12 55%, Vitamin D 13%, Vit E-a-Toco 6%, Vitamin A 31%. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.