Pasta del Magnifico alla Garga

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 17 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 12 min
  • Yield: 2 servings
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1 cup heavy cream

2 tablespoons cognac or dry sherry

1 lemon, zested

1 large navel orange, zested

1/2 teaspoon coarse salt

2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped, about 3 sprigs

12 leaves fresh basil, shredded or torn

1/2 pound linguini, cooked to al dente, or 3/4 pound fresh linguini, cooked to al dente

1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano


  1. In a skillet over medium low heat, heat cream. Add cognac or dry sherry, lemon and orange zest and salt. Simmer sauce 7 to 10 minutes. Add mint and basil to the sauce. Toss hot, drained pasta with sauce and grated cheese. Transfer to serving dish or dinner plates.