Tuesday, June 12, 2012

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Meyer lemon spaghetti with goat cheese

Lemon Goat Cheese Pasta
I'm always on the hunt for quick and easy pasta dishes. I came across this recipe and was really excited about it because of the goat cheese. The pasta was delicious and, if you are a fan of goat cheese, you will love this pasta.

Lemon Spaghetti with Goat Cheese
Source: In Erika's Kitchen
Serves 2

1/2 lb spaghetti or angel hair pasta
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup grated Grana Padano or Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
2 ounces fresh, soft goat cheese
1/4 cup olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Salt the water, then add the pasta. Cook until the pasta is al dente, and not a moment longer.

While the pasta is cooking, grate the zest of the Meyer lemon into a large bowl. Juice the lemon into the same bowl, then add the cheeses, olive oil, a pinch of salt, and a healthy grind of black pepper. Ladle a bit of the hot pasta cooking water from the pot into the bowl. Whisk everything together until it's smooth.

When the pasta is cooked al dente, drain it and add it to the bowl with the lemon mixture. Toss, grind on a bit more pepper, and eat.

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