Are you as sleepy as I am?
I’m totally sleepy. I need a vacation from my vacay.
Which means, we need an easy dinner for tonight, doncha think?
This lemon pasta is easy, but OH so flavorful. It’s perfect for the end of the summer, so bright and light and comforting all at the same time. It requires very few ingredients AND is vegetarian, too, so you MUST try this one asap.
Here’s what you need!
- 4 servings cooked spaghetti
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 pinch crushed red pepper
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 1 cup chicken stock or reserved pasta water (or a little of both!)
- 1 whole lemon, thinly sliced
- 3 oz parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup fresh herbs (parsley and basil for me, but use whatever you love!)
- salt, to taste
I want to make this again ASAP, it was SO good.
First, thinly slice the garlic. Mash each clove with the back of your knife, then remove the skin.
Then, thinly slice the garlic!
While the pasta is cooking, heat a pan to medium heat and add 1 tablespoon of the butter, the garlic, and the crushed red pepper.
Stir this around for 2 or 3 minutes until the garlic is nice and soft and the butter is foamy.
Then, dump in the wine! Let it reduce by half.
Then, add in the lemon slices and chicken stock/pasta water. Stir the sauce together and add a sprinkle of salt. Let the sauce simmer for 5 minutes or so – turn the heat down if it’s boiling a lot!
While the sauce is simmering and becoming SO lemony, chop the herbs and shave the parm, if yours isn’t already grated.
Suhweet. Right before you’re ready to serve, dump the pasta into the sauce….
…with half the herbs.
Toss that around for a minute, then add the remaining butter and half the cheese, and toss THAT around.
That’s it, kids! Let the sauce simmer with the noodles for a minute or two, and take a bite to see if you’d like to add more salt.
Serve this topped with the rest of the herbs and cheese – delicious!
Now, you can eat the lemon slices because they are so thin, or you don’t have to. I like them, though!
This is how good this is –
It’s so great! Enjoy this one.
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