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    Extreme Lemon Pasta

    Extreme Lemon Pasta. Photo by Kathy228

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    25 mins

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    Kathy228's Note:

    A very lemony pasta that can be eaten as a main meal with a salad and toasted bread, or as a side dish with chicken or seafood. It's especially delicious served with pan seared shrimp. I counted a tablespooon of lemon juice/zest as the yield from one medium lemon. So the amount can be a little under- or over if you like it really sour!

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    1. 1
      Boil pasta 'til almost done; remove pan from heat.
    2. 2
      In another pan, that the pasta will fit into later, melt the butter and olive oil. Saute minced garlic til fragant but not brown, about 5 minutes.
    3. 3
      Pour the cream into the pan.
    4. 4
      Turn heat to med-high. Bring butter and cream to a gentle boil. It may curdle but will smooth out later.
    5. 5
      Once boiling, add the lemon juice and zest. Turn down heat to simmer and continue stirring until reduced by almost a third. Remove sauce from heat.
    6. 6
      Drain the pasta; pour it into the sauce and gently toss pasta with lemon sauce.
    7. 7
      Grate parmesan over top, add the basil, and gently toss again.
    8. 8
      To serve, plate the Lemon Pasta and garnish with more parmesan and sprinkle toasted pine nuts over.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 26, 2007


      This was SO good!! I loved the tart flavor and the fact that it was pretty cheap to make. I used fat free half-and-half and parsley instead of basil because thats what I had. We'll be making this pretty often from now on. Thank you!

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    • on September 28, 2007


      Lovely pasta. Thanks Kathy for giving me the go ahead on using milk for this. I was afraid it wouldn't thicken up because of that, but it did. I also cut out the butter, halved the oil, and cut the cheese back to a sprinkle. A good pasta dish!

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    • on September 18, 2007


      Review My Recipe Game - I really like this! Cut the recipe down to make this for myself for lunch today. As my fresh basil wasn't looking too good, I had to use dried. I also added a sprinkling of salt at the end to help bring out all the flavors. The cream mix curdled a bit, but smoothed out after the addition of the lemon, which gave it a nice tang. Thanks Kathy for a great recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Extreme Lemon Pasta

    Serving Size: 1 (198 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 611.0
    Calories from Fat 258
    Total Fat 28.7 g
    Saturated Fat 11.6 g
    Cholesterol 48.6 mg
    Sodium 262.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 69.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.5 g
    Sugars 2.3 g
    Protein 19.0 g

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