Spaghetti with Lemon and Olive Oil (al Limone)

Published January 1, 2011. From Cook's Illustrated.

Why this recipe works:

For the perfect amount of lemon flavor in our Spaghetti with Lemon and Olive Oil recipe, we mitigated the fresh lemon juice and lemon zest with cream. Using equal amounts cream and olive oil kept our recipe’s sauce creamy and fruity. To get the sauce to cling to the pasta, we let the sauced… read more

For the perfect amount of lemon flavor in our Spaghetti with Lemon and Olive Oil recipe, we mitigated the fresh lemon juice and lemon zest with cream. Using equal amounts cream and olive oil kept our recipe’s sauce creamy and fruity. To get the sauce to cling to the pasta, we let the sauced pasta sit covered for a few minutes to allow the pasta to absorb the flavors and the sauce to thicken.

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Serves 4 to 6

Let the dish rest briefly before serving so the flavors develop and the sauce thickens.

Ingredients

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