Monday, January 24, 2011

Linguine with peas and lemon - and our 6th anniversary

Linguine with peas and lemon / Linguine com ervilhas e limão siciliano

Joao and I celebrated our sixth anniversary last Saturday with a magnificent dinner – great food, some wine... Just beautiful. But all that indulgence called for a simple lunch on the following day – and this recipe instantly popped in to my mind: it’s so good – and quick – I’ve made it three times already.

Linguine with peas and lemon
from Holiday

1½ tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons (28g) butter
2 garlic cloves, crushed
¾ cup (180ml) white wine
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
½ cup (120ml) heavy cream
salt and freshly ground black pepper
400g linguine
2 cups fresh shelled peas – I used frozen
freshly grated parmesan, to serve

Heat the oil and butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring for 1 minute.
Pour in the white wine and simmer until reduced by half. Stir in the lemon zest and cream and simmer for a further 3-4 minutes until slightly reduced; season with salt and pepper.
Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large pan of slightly boiling water according to the packet instructions or until al dente, adding the peas for the last 3 minutes of the cooking time. Drain well and toss the hot pasta with the sauce.
Serve immediately with grated parmesan.

Serves 4


Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Happy anniversary!

My Little Expat Kitchen said...

Happy anniversary Patricia! I wish you many many more.

lo said...

Happy anniversary! Best warm wishes.

Tv Food and Drink said...

Simple but inviting for sure. Better than what I'll be having for lunch, that's for sure. Congratulations on the anniversary!

Priya Suresh said...

Happy anniversary,delicious linguine..

Coconut and Vanilla said...

Happy anniversary! Wow, 6 years, that's great!

Charisse said...

Happy Anniversary! Great way to celebrate!

Nicole@The Dirty Oven via twitter @ovenloving said...

Yummy!! Yum! Happy anniversary.

Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen said...

Happy 6th Anniversary. Here's to many more to come!

Baking Monster said...

Happy Anniversary!! This looks great!

Unknown said...

Looks so delicious!!!
Happy Anniversary ;-)

Unknown said...

happy anniversary, Patricia!

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

Looks so simple but I bet there's such wonderful lemon flavor. May have to try this on the boy soon!

susan said...

happy anniversary, Patricia! 6 years is quite an accomplishment! have fun together!

a frog in the cottage said...

yes !! i love pasta & peas, they go together so well !!!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Dear Lydia, thank you!

Magda, thank you!

Lo, thank you!

Gary, thank you! When I'm working I have horrible lunches sometimes... :)

Priya, thank you!

Lena, thank you!

Foodies at home, thank you for stopping by!

Nicole, thank you!

Sylvie, thank you, darling!

Baking Monster, thank you!

Svet, thank you for stopping by!

Mindy, thank you!

Xiaolu, very simple, indeed!

Susan, my dear, thank you! Sometimes it feels like a lot more than 6 years, and sometimes a lot less. ;)

eatme_delicious said...

Wow this basically looks like the perfect pasta dish! Wine, cream, lemon peas, cheese mmmm. Belated happy anniversary. :)

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