Today, while I was strolling through the farmer’s market, I found this artistic black squid ink pasta and knew just what I wanted to do with it. This is why I spend so much time at specialty shops and farmers markets. When thinking of dinner ideas, I often see color first and how pretty that would look next to this or that. When I saw black pasta, I knew I wanted to serve it with a creamy uni sauce that had a touch of turmeric added to give it color. This makes a stunning dish with all that black pasta swimming in a pale-yellow sauce. Add some smoked shrimp on top for a truly spectacular presentation.
I’m taking us to the big island of Honolulu today with this macadamia nut crusted tilapia. For the best flavor serve it in a creamy lemon caper butter. I first tried macadamia crusted fish at a well-known restaurant in Hawaii. It was love at first bite. The nutty taste complements the almost bland taste of tilapia.