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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Spaghetti with Shaved Asparagus

  • prep: 25 mins
    total time: 25 mins
  • servings: 4

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Ingredients

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 12 ounces spaghetti
  • 1 bunch (1 pound) asparagus, tough ends removed, shaved with a vegetable peeler
  • 4 strips lemon zest, thinly sliced, plus 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 ounce Parmesan, shaved with a vegetable peeler

Cook's Note

Use a vegetable peeler to create asparagus ribbons and Parmesan shavings. You can substitute another firm cheese, such as Pecorino Romano or ricotta salata.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until al dente. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water. Add asparagus and lemon zest to pot; immediately drain pasta mixture, and return to pot.

  2. Step 2

    Add butter and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper, and toss, adding enough pasta water to create a thin sauce. Top with Parmesan.

Source
Everyday Food, April 2009

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Reviews (5)

  • geojill 20 Mar, 2012

    this was really very easy and light. I also used whole wheat capellini and added artichoke hearts and the tips of the asparagus. Will definately make this again.

  • michelebogren 21 Apr, 2009

    This is easy, delicious recipe. I even felt very healthy after eating it. I used wheat spaghetti. Good spring meal.

  • megandconnorsmom 20 Apr, 2009

    This was pretty easy, and VERY delicious and a welcome recipe for spring. Plus, my kids ate their vegetables!

  • mariamar 14 Apr, 2009

    I have not made this recipe as of yet.. Thank you for this innovative, simple and beautiful recipe.

  • MarthaandMeBlogger 14 Apr, 2009

    I made this one: http://marthaandme.wordpress.com/2009/03/27/the-asparagus-chronicles/