La Riunione harvests ink from the sepia officinalis cuttlefish, taken from the east Atlantic Ocean. The ink is homogenised and salt is added, along with a little water to prevent the ink from drying out. Nothing is added to increase the bulk of the product. Squid ink should be refrigerated after opening.
Squid ink has a smooth oceanic flavour and adds a delicate marine sweetness to pasta, braises and risotti. It has a brilliant black colour.