Spaghetti with Shaved Asparagus
A simple bowl of pasta is elevated with easy additions of shaved asparagus, Parmesan, and lemon zest and juice.
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- Servings: 4
Source: Everyday Food, April 2009
- 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
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.
Add butter and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper, and toss, adding enough pasta water to create a thin sauce. Top with Parmesan.