Delicious and easy to prepare pasta dish: Spaghetti with green asparagus and lemon. Great combination!
17.6 oz. (500g) spaghetti
1/3 cup (80ml) olive oil (plus more if needed)
1 large bunch (17.6 oz./500g) green asparagus
4-5 garlic cloves
2 organic lemons, juice and some of the peel
sea salt flakes
fresh ground pepper
some fresh basil leaves
2.8 oz. (80g) grated parmesan (plus more for serving)
1. Wash and dry the asparagus and cut diagonal into slices. Peel the garlic and cut into slices as well. Set aside.
2. Cook the spaghetti in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente – maybe even less cooked than you would normally do for al dente. Drain but save about 1 cup of the pasta water for later.
3. Add the oil to a large pot and heat up. Add the sliced asparagus and fry until you can see some browning – about 1 minute or so. Add the garlic slices and the juice of the two lemons, as well as 3-4 large pieces of lemon peel. Season with a good amount of sea salt flakes and fresh ground pepper. Stir and let cook for a moment, then add the pasta, some basil leaves, and the grated parmesan – stir and mix well. Gradually add pasta water and mix until the noodles are nicely coated with a creamy sauce. Season with more salt and pepper if needed. Serve immediately, sprinkle with some more parmesan cheese and enjoy.
Keywords: pasta, spaghetti, green asparagus, lemon