Friday, July 12, 2013

Recipe ~ Lemon Spaghetti

A Tasty Lemon Spaghetti Recipe
In order to get into the Italian state of mind, one has to eat like an Italian!

This dish was recommended to us by our Facebook follower, Ezio. We have to admit that we had never eaten lemon spaghetti before but thanks to Ezio we enjoyed it twice in the same week!

This tangy dish features simple ingredients and it's really easy to prepare. We included a tip below to add grilled chicken to this dish in case you want a little protein. Either way, this dish is tops!

~ ~ ~  LEMON SPAGHETTI ~ ~ ~

Ingredients:

The Pasta:
  Splash | Olive Oil (Use The Good Stuff)
  Pinch or 2 | Salt
  1 Pound | Spaghetti

The Sauce:
  2/3 Cup | Olive Oil
  1 Cup | Parmigiano Reggiano, Grated
  1/2 Cup | Fresh Lemon Juice
  To Taste | Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper

To Serve:
  2 Tablespoons | Fresh Lemon Zest
  1/3 Cup | Fresh Basil, Torn By Hand

What To Do:

A Tasty Lemon Spaghetti Recipe
1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add a splash of olive oil and a pinch or two of salt. Add the spaghetti.

2. While the spaghetti is cooking al dente, let's prepare the lemon sauce. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk olive oil, cheese and lemon juice until well blended. Set aside.

3. When done, remove the pasta from heat, reserving 1 cup of the pasta water. Drain the pasta into a colander. Return the pasta to the pot.

4. Top the pasta with the lemon sauce, add the reserved pasta water and mix well. Season to taste with salt and pepper, stirring a little bit more.

5. Serve onto plates or into bowls and garnish with lemon zest and basil and a slice of lemon or two.

Yields: 4-6 Servings
Lemon Spaghetti with Chicken
Foodie Tips ~ 

 To Add Chicken: Warm a medium-sized skillet and coat with olive oil. Add 2-4 boneless, Italian or seasoned bread crumb-coated chicken breasts, cooking on each side until done. Set breasts aside on paper towels to drain. Cut into 1/2 inch strips lengthwise and place on top of the pasta.

  To Garnish: Add 1-2 slices of fresh lemon on top of the pasta.

  Love Lemon? So do we! Try these Chicken Piccata and Limoncello recipes.

Mangia! : Mangia!

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