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    Marcella Hazan's "pasta Al Limone"

    Marcella Hazan's "pasta Al Limone". Photo by Missy Wombat

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    oaklandish's Note:

    A deceptively simple, classic Mediterranean recipe from one of my fave chefs. Even better if you make fresh pasta, but dried pasta is super,too.

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    1. 1
      In a large skillet, bring the cream and butter to a boil over medium-high heat.
    2. 2
      Add the lemon juice and the zest and reduce the volume by almost half.
    3. 3
      Remove from heat.
    4. 4
      Have your cooked and drained pasta (I like fettucine for this one -- ) ready to go.
    5. 5
      Add the pasta to your skillet with the sauce and toss to coat over medium heat.
    6. 6
      Add the cheese and toss for a few more seconds.
    7. 7
      Serve with additional cheese.
    8. 8
      Note: Marcella calls for the zest of 4 (!) lemons, but I thought it a bit over the top -- just me.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 21, 2008

      I'm not going to rate this, because I replaced the cream with soymilk. Obviously, the lemon juice coagulated it, but once most of the liquid evaporated away, it turned into a creamy like ricotta sauce. Not nearly as good as using heavy cream but certainly much healthier. I also added salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. I was skeptical about decision to replace the cream, and I wouldn't reccommend it, but if you don't think you'll mind its still pretty tasty. Thanks!

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    • on August 22, 2008


      Very heavy yet bland dish. I'd use light cream instead of heavy, or 1/2 ad 1/2. Still, it needs more than just lemon flavoring. I even tried black pepper but it didnt taste right. Maybe some salt?

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    • on May 25, 2008


      This is my new favorite summer pasta recipe! Wonderful. The recipe doesn't say how much pasta to use. I used a little less than a pound of spaghetti.

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    Nutritional Facts for Marcella Hazan's "pasta Al Limone"

    Serving Size: 1 (93 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 362.8
    Calories from Fat 333
    Total Fat 37.1 g
    Saturated Fat 23.1 g
    Cholesterol 123.0 mg
    Sodium 295.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 2.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 0.3 g
    Protein 6.1 g

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