This is a collection of recipes from Teresa Lapetina Greco (Big Mamma), her daughter Elizabeth Greco Noviello (Mamaw), her grand daughter Marie Noviello Casazza and her great grand daughter-in-law.....Lee Casazza. My cookbook is now available in a hard cover and in Kindle on Amazon. If you live in the USA, you can order it now from my website. I will personally inscribe and sign the book for you, just leave instructions. www.leecasazzacooking.com. . . Buon appetito!
Thursday, June 16, 2016
SPAGHETTI WITH LEMON SAUCE - Spaghetti al Limone
This is a very popular pasta dish on the Amalfi Coast of Italy. I had this several times in Praiano and Positano. Lemon, Parmigiano cheese, and extra-virgin olive oil are a trio made in heaven.
1 lb (500 g) saghetti 1 large garlic clove, cut in half
Zest of 1 lemon, for garnish
Juice of 2 lemons
⅓ cup (75 ml) extra-virgin olive oil
¾ cup (175 ml) Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, divided
2 T (30 ml) chopped Italian
2 T (30 ml) chopped basil
Sea salt and freshly
ground black pepper
Boil spaghetti in
salted water until al dente (about 8 minutes).
Save about ½ cup (125 ml) of the
pasta cooking water.
Meanwhile, rub the garlic around the inside of large warm pasta bowl. This adds a hint of garlic without being over powering. Pour in the lemon juice and while whisking,
drizzle in the extra-virgin olive oil and most of the Parmigiano cheese.
Add the warm, drained
spaghetti, pasta water, parsley, and basil.
Season to taste with
salt and pepper.
Divide between 4
warm pasta bowls, sprinkle with a
little more Parmigiano, and add a little lemon zest on top.