FETTUCCINE IN A LEMON BUTTER SAUCE. There are days when having a good dinner it’s easy. Being a diligent cook, you will have some homemade fettuccine stashed in the freezer. OK, store bought ones is fine but of the fresh type, please! Now open the fridge and look for the following:
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 teaspoon heavy cream
- 1 inch-long strip lemon zest
- 2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/2 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
Heat the butter, zest and juice in a little pan over low heat until the butter is melted. Add cream but do not cook it.
Cook the pasta in salted boiling water according to package instructions. Fresh fettuccine should cook no more than 1 min, 2 min if frozen.
Strain away the water using a colander and return the noodles quickly to the hot pan on medium heat. Add the sauce and briefly stir.
Add the Parmesan and a couple of tablespoon of pasta water and stir some more until the liquid is absorbed. Serve immediately, it must be eaten very hot.