Monday, January 7, 2013

Lemon Pepper Fetuccini

Pasta and me, well, we love eachother. I especially love my husband’s homemade pasta, but that is a post for another day! This is a nice, light pasta dish that you could serve as a main dish, or a perfect side to some chicken or a nice, juicy steak!

Lemon pepper fettuccini
Printable Version

Kosher salt
12 ounces fettuccine
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
½ of a meduim white onion, minced
1 1/4 cups heavy cream
1 large egg yolk
1 to 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
1/3 cup grated pecorino cheese, plus more for garnish
Freshly ground pepper
Crusty bread, for serving (optional)

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the fettuccine and cook as the label directs. Drain, reserving about 1/2 cup cooking water.
Meanwhile, melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the shallot and a pinch of salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly golden, about 3 minutes. Whisk the cream, egg yolk and lemon zest in a bowl. Reduce the heat to low and add the cream mixture and cheese to the skillet. Cook, whisking, until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and 2 to 3 teaspoons pepper.
Add the pasta to the skillet and toss, adding enough of the reserved cooking water to loosen the sauce. Divide among bowls and garnish with more pecorino. Serve with crusty bread, if desired.

Serves 3-4
Food network


Ashthecat said...

This looks incredibly delicious! I think I would add some grilled chicken. Yum yum.

Ashthecat said...
This comment has been removed by the author.