Pasta al Limone

A really fast, filling pasta dish that goes from hungry to on the table in under ten minutes.

Pasta al Limone

Pasta al Limone

Pasta al Limone

(http://www.e-rcps.com/pasta/rcp/p_klmn/lemon_zest_plain.shtml)

  • 12 ounces spaghetti, penne, farfalle, etc.
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 – 6 TBSP lemon juice (1 large lemon)
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and cut into very thin slivers
  • Grated lemon peel (optional, to taste)
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

 

Cook the pasta to al dente.

Drain well (set aside a small cup of the pasta water in case the pasta is too dry for some tastes), and return to pasta pot.

Pour the olive oil and lemon juice over the cooked pasta. sprinkle in the slivers of garlic, (optional) lemon zest and add salt and pepper to taste.

Toss the pasta over medium high heat for 1 – 2 minutes.

Serve immediately in warmed bowls, pass grated parmesan cheese.

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