The Arroz Negro is visually, one of the most interesting Paella dishes, since (how its name states) it is completely black. The ingredients themselves are very similar to a fish paella, consisting of rice and seafood, but in this case the special and indispensable key element is the squid or cuttlefish.
Not only do you use its meat, but as well the ink.
Squids have two ink sacs, which contain a natural colorant used a lot in the Mediterranean cuisine like in Italy or Spain of course. It almost doesn’t add flavor to the dish, although it makes it more flavorful and you obtain a nice color (it is also said that it softens a little bit the ingredients).
Finally everything can be rounded up perfectly with some fresh alioli (garlic mayonnaise). Give this one definitely a try despite its somewhat imposing appearance- it truly is a delicacy.