Tuesday, June 9, 2009

lemon/garlic pasta...

3 Tbsp butter
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
1-2 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp fresh thyme; chopped
1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
2 1/2 c cooked pasta (gemeli, linguine, etc)
2-3 grilled chicken breasts

Melt butter in a small pan. Add garlic and saute. Add lemon, pepper, thyme and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Add sauce to hot pasta and toss gently. Top with remaining cheese and grilled chicken and serve immediately.

When life gives you lemons...make and bake a lot of stuff with fresh lemon juice and zest...duh! This was another winner. Go easy on the garlic and lemon juice. Both come through with a very strong flavor when cooked this way. Unless you absolutely know you like a strong garlic flavor, start with one clove. For the lemon, I recommend starting with one Tbsp, taste it, and if you want a stronger lemon flavor then add more.
(1 cup pasta, 2 oz chicken=8pts)

1 comment:

diane said...

I have a lemon tree that is just waiting for you.