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spaghetti al limone recipe (long post)


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spaghetti al limone recipe (long post)

sake | | Dec 20, 2004 02:43 PM

This is one of my all-time favorite dishes, and I would love to be able to make it at home. Unfortunately, I've had a hard time finding a decent recipe for it on any of the usual sites (epicurious, allrecipes, etc.) I know that sounds silly considering it's a very simple dish, but I am not good at improvising when it comes to cooking, so I need a well-detailed recipe to follow.
I did find the following recipe online, (apparently it's from the River Cafe Cookbook.) My only question is, doesn't it seem like it could use some garlic? Any thoughts on how to improve it? Thanks in advance.

250g Spaghetti
Sea Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Juice of 3-4 lemons, the freshest possible
150ml olive oil
150g Parmesan, freshly grated
2 handfuls of fresh basil, leaves finely chopped

Cook spaghetti in a generous amount of boiling, salted water, then drain thoroughly and return to the pan.

Beat lemon juice with the olive oil, then stir in Parmesan until thick and creamy. Season, and add more or less lemon juice to taste.

Add sauce to the spaghetti, then shake the pan to coat each strand with the cheese.

Finally, stir in chopped basil and some grated lemon zest at the last minute.

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