Lemon Pasta Recipe
You only need 15 minutes to make this light and refreshing Lemon Pasta recipe. A flavorful and simple pasta dish that makes a great main or side dish.
Maria Vannelli RD
slivered, or to taste
crushed red pepper flakes
or more, optional
1 package (454 grams)
reserved pasta water
Italian flat-leaf parsley
approximately 2 lemons
pecorino romano cheese or parmesan cheese
plus extra for serving
salt and pepper
approximately 1 lemon, to garnish
Bring a large pot of salted water to a rolling boil.
Add the pasta to the pot of boiling water, stir, and cook according to package directions until
In a large skillet, over low heat, add the olive oil.
Add the garlic and a few pinches of red pepper flakes, if using.
Saute, stirring occasionally, for approximately 3-4 minutes. Do not let the garlic brown.
When the pasta is
, drain and reserve about 1-2 cups of the cooking liquid.
Add the pasta to the pan.
Add about a ½-1 cup of pasta water and about 5 tablespoons of the lemon juice.
Add the chopped parsley and the grated cheese.
Toss together while continuously shaking the pan. Continue to cook for 1-2 minutes until most of the liquid is absorbed.
: If pasta is dry, add a little more pasta water.
Taste and if necessary, add a little more lemon juice.
Season with salt and pepper.
Transfer to a serving platter.
If desired garnish with more grated cheese. basil and lemon zest.
ong shape pasta works well with this recipe. Some examples include
spaghetti, fettuccine, tagliatelle, bucatini, etc...
Using high-quality pasta results in a superior dish.
Add the pasta to the pan when it is almost
. It continues to cook in the pan with the lemon juice and the added water.
Some lemon varieties have more levels of acidity than others. Add the lemon juice gradually, taste and adjust.
Tossing (in a continuous manner) the cooking liquid and the lemon juice with the cheese in the skillet creates a lemony sauce.
Avoid zesting the white pith of the lemon to prevent a bitter-tasting dish.
The addition of fresh herbs adds another layer of freshness.
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided below is just a rough estimate and variations can occur depending on the specific ingredients used.
Lemon Pasta Recipe https://www.shelovesbiscotti.com/lemon-pasta/ March 27, 2020