This recipe was texted to me by my sister who lives in Israel, after I complained about not having enough ideas for quick and yummy dishes.
I love this recipe, for and foremost because I find it really simple, and yet super delicious. And it gets even better, since prep time is only 10 minutes.
It is a great recipe for busy people who want to eat well, but don’t have time to cook.
1 package angel hair pasta
4 tablespoons salt
1 small bunch green asparagus cut into 2 inch pieces(optional)
Juice from 1 lemon
Zest from 2 lemons
4 oz butter
salt and pepper
Fill a large pot with water up to ¾ of its height. Bring to a boil.
Prepare a bowl with ice and water to create an ice bath for the asparagus.
Once the water in the pasta pot is boiling add the salt and throw the asparagus in. Boil it for 2-3 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and place in the ice bath to stop the cooking and keep the vibrant green color.
Add the pasta to the salted water and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent the pasta from clumping.
While the pasta cooks, make the sauce. Melt the butter in a large sauté pan. When melted, add the lemon juice and zest, salt and pepper.
When the sauce is ready and the pasta is cooked, remove the asparagus from the ice bath and add to the pan with the lemon sauce. Add the pasta to the pan as well and mix it all to coat with the sauce.
Remove from the heat and serve immediately. You could grate some Parmesan cheese on top of the pasta, but I find it just perfect the way it is.