Recipe: Angel Hair Pasta with Lemon Zest


Angel Hair Pasta with Lemon Zest, Courtesy: www.foodnetwork.com
Angel Hair Pasta with Lemon Zest, Courtesy: http://www.foodnetwork.com

Angel hair pasta is a very light pasta, which is often (but not always) sold in a nest-like shape. Thinner than traditional spaghetti, it works well in soups and seafood or with light sauces.  This very simple, yet elegant, recipe features angel hair pasta, with a delicate lemon-infused olive oil “sauce.”

Ingredients:
1 pound angel hair pasta
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 lemon, zested
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Parmesan cheese, for garnish

Directions:

  1. Cook the angel hair pasta according to the package instructions.
  2. When the pasta is nearly done, heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat and add the lemon zest, salt, and pepper and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  3. Drain the pasta, reserving 1/4 cup cooking water, if needed.
  4. Remove the infused oil from the heat, add the pasta, and toss to coat, adding pasta cooking water, if needed.
  5. Grate just a hint of Parmesan on the pasta before serving.

Food Mingle Blog Alternatives and Substitutions:

  • I used more than just a little bit of Parmesan cheese! I sprinkled grated Parmesan cheese over the entire dish – yum!
  • If you really like a lot of lemon flavor, you can squeeze the juice from the lemon into the olive oil, before adding the pasta to it.
  • A dash of garlic also added some depth to the dish.
  • Consider garnishing this dish with a sprig of parsley and/or lemon wedges, to add some color.

Yield: 4 servings

Source: http://www.foodnetwork.com

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2 thoughts on “Recipe: Angel Hair Pasta with Lemon Zest

  1. Mandi September 2, 2014 / 6:29 pm

    This looks yummy. Would probably serve with some rocket salad leaves … Thanks!

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    • Nancy at Food Mingle Blog September 8, 2014 / 4:58 pm

      That sounds great, Mandi – I love arugula! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

      Like

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