Fresh Herb, Chili and Lemon Spaghettini

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This comes from the Food and Drink Magazine. I haven't tried this yet

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brin a large sauce pan of salted water to a boil.
  2. Finely grate peel from lemon and squeeze out 1/3 cup juice.
  3. Place in a bowl, along with 2 tbsp oil, Parmesan cheese and salt.
  4. Stir together.
  5. Add pasta to boiling water, Cook until al dente, 7 to 9 minutes.
  6. Set aside 2 tbsp of pasta cooking water.
  7. Drain pasta.
  8. When pasta is nearly cooked, heat remaining tablespoon oil in a large deep frying pan on medium low.
  9. Add garlic and chili flakes.
  10. Cook, stirring occasionally, until garlic is golden, about 2 minutes.
  11. Add pasta, pasta water and Parmesan mixture to garlic.
  12. Toss gently 1 minute and then add herbs and salt and pepper to taste.
  13. Toss to coat and serve with additional Parmesan.
Most Helpful

Oh this is wonderful! The only thing I changed was adding 3 tbsp olive oil to the lemon instead of 2 and it worked perfectly - not too dry and not too oily. This is a quick and easy recipe, perfect for school nights when I want the kids fed, bathed and in bed early. It had wonderfully fresh flavours, thanks to the lemon and herbs. I would strongly recommend using fresh lemon and fresh herbs. It just won't have the same effect with dried herbs or concentrated lemon juice. I served it with a crisp green salad.

HappyBunny June 08, 2009

I had seen this recipe and i tried it out now it was great.

pauleta s November 06, 2004