Earlier last week, it was just the two of us for lunch. By two of us, I mean my boy Oliver and myself. I promised him a "special" lunch when he went off to school in the morning but clear forgot about 1/2 hour before he was due home. With a quick look through the fridge and cupboards, this dish was done in 24 minutes exactly! So, I am pretty sure that entitles this to make the list of Meals in 30 Minutes.
This dish is so easy, so quick and very satisfying. As we have about a gazillion lemons on the tree at the moment, I am trying to focus on using them in just about anything I can.
Makes a great quick lunch
Buttery Lemon Pasta
7 oz/200 grams fussili pasta
3 Tablespoons butter
1/2 Onion, diced
2 Garlic cloves, crushed
1/4 Cup/60 grams parmesan, grated
1/2 Cup/120 ml cooking cream
1/4 Cup/60 ml vegetable stock
Juice of one lemon
Zest of one lemon
1/2 Teaspoon dried basil
Small bunch fresh chopped parsley
Salt and pepper
In a large pot, cook pasta according to package. Drain and set aside.
In a large skillet set over medium high heat, add the butter, garlic and onions. Cook for 5-8 minutes. Stir in cream, stock, lemon juice and lemon zest. Bring to a simmer and let thicken for a few minutes. Add in pasta, cheese, parsley and basil. Season with a little salt and pepper and serve straight away.
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