Lemon-Pepper Cappellini

Total Time:
20 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

CATEGORIES
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon coarse black pepper
  • 2 lemons, zested and juiced
  • Salt
  • 1/2 pound capellini
  • 1/2 cup shredded or torn basil leaves
  • Grated cheese, to pass at table
Directions

Place water on to boil for pasta.

In a large skillet combine olive oil and butter over medium heat. Add garlic, pepper and the lemon zest.

Salt water when it boils then cook cappellini to al dente, 2 to 3 minutes. Add a ladle of cooking water to lemon pepper butter and stir in the lemon juice. Drain pasta and toss with lemon-pepper butter and salt, to taste. Add the basil to the pasta and serve a small bundle alongside your entree or serve as a delicate first course.

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