Friday, August 1, 2008

Lemon Pasta

Adapted from Rachel Ray

1 pound pasta
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 2 turns of the pan
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
2 lemons, zested and juiced
3/4 cup fat free half and half
1 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Salt the water and drop the spaghetti into the pot.

Heat a large deep skillet over low heat. Add extra-virgin olive oil and garlic and crushed red pepper flakes.

When the pasta has been cooking about 5 minutes, add lemon juice, a ladle of the cooking water from the pasta and the cream to the garlic and oil. Raise heat a bit to bring sauce to a bubble.

Drain pasta when it done. Add lemon zest and half of the cheese to the cream sauce. Season the sauce with salt, to taste. Add pasta to pan and turn off heat. Toss the pasta with sauce a minute or 2, allowing it time to soak up the sauce.

Top the plates of pasta or platter with remaining cheese, parsley and basil.

Pasta topped with Unfried Fried Chicken.