PASTA WITH GARLIC BUTTER

PASTA WITH GARLIC BUTTER

Spaghetti has never been a favorite of mine; I’d rather have sauce on a pizza than pasta. My tongue is still caught in the learning curve, I think. But I came across this recipe and knew I had to try it. It was fantastic, and it only had a little more than 5 ingredients. The lemon juice squirted at the end cuts through the buttery sauce, and the parsley lends a fresh bite to this simple yet flavorful dipper.

PASTA WITH GARLIC BUTTER

INGREDIENTS
187 grams (6.5 oz) 1 1/2 tbsp. butter for linguine pasta
3 garlic scapes
a sprig of parsley
half a lemon
season with salt to taste

INSTRUCTIONS
Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Typically, bring water to a boil, add salt, then add the pasta, stirring until it is thoroughly submerged. Cook for 9 minutes, then drain (and save a cup of pasta water). Toss with a few drops of olive oil if placing aside. You may omit the olive oil toss if adding to the sauce right away.

In a medium saucepan, melt the butter. Stir in the garlic until it is cooked. Allowing it to brown is not a good idea.
Toss in the cooked pasta, along with a splash of pasta water if it’s looking a bit dry. Season with salt and chopped parsley to taste.
Serve with lemon slices on the side. Just before you eat, squeeze a lime.

Lemon is part of the citrus fruit family, which also includes orange, tangerine, grapefruit, and other varieties. It is inexpensive, conveniently available, and adaptable. When it comes to your health, it’s very beneficial. Vitamin C, as well as other vitamins (vitamin B, riboflavin) and minerals including potassium, calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium, are all found in this yellow fruit. Proteins and carbs are also found in lemon.