pasta al limone

  • lemon
  • long pasta
  • cream
  • butter
  • parmesan (optional)
  • salt + pepper to taste

  1. salt and heat a pot of water, add pasta when water comes to a boil
  2. zest half a lemon into medium pan
  3. pour enough cream to cover bottom of pan (around 1/4th cup)
  4. turn stove to medium-high heat and stir often
  5. when cream comes to a simmer add 1-2 tbsp butter
  6. stir until completely emulsified, then move to low heat
  7. (optional) add parmesan, stir until melted
  8. add around 1/4th cup of pasta water to pan
  9. add pasta to pan
  10. cook until sauce is desired consistency
  11. juice half a lemon into pan and mix
  12. salt and pepper to taste, serve with parmesan and lemon zest on top

stole this from bon apetit but whatever