Tuesday, July 22, 2008

My Favorite Quick and Yummy Meal: Lemon Spaghetti

I have a busy life. My husband has a busy life. We both love to eat. Unfortunately, we don't always have time to cook a big gourment meal. Luckily, I have a recipe that taste gourment but doesn't require gourment preparation or cooking skills.

I got the recipe from Giada's cookbook, Everyday Italian. I like to add shrimp to mine. Yummy!

Lemon Spaghetti:

1 pound spaghetti
2/3 cup olive oil
2/3 cup grated Parmesan
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (about 3 lemons)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil leaves

Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk the oil, Parmesan, and lemon juice in a large bowl to blend.

Drain the pasta, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid. Toss the pasta with the lemon sauce, and the reserved cooking liquid, adding 1/4 cup at a time as needed to moisten. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with lemon zest and chopped basil.

1 comment:

  1. I've heard this recipe is good but haven't tried it myself. Thanks for the reminder to check out my "must try" list!