Lemon Pasta

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Difficulty Level: easy 

Serves: 4 people 

INGREDIENTS 

  • 450 g pasta of your choice (1 lb)
  • 60 g butter (4 tbsp)
  • 1 shallot (minced)
  • 6 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 10 ml corn starch (2 tsp)
  • 15 ml water (1 tbsp)
  • 2 small lemons (zested and juiced)
  • 2 ml crushed red pepper flakes (optional) (1⁄2 tsp)
  • 355 ml heavy cream (11⁄2 cups)
  • 80 ml pasta water (1⁄3 cup)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 55 g freshly grated Parmesan (1⁄2 cup)
  • Sliced cooked chicken for serving (optional)

Instructions

  1. Prepare pasta according to package using the Mastro Cookware 3.3L/3.5qt Stockpot. Reserve 80 ml (1⁄3 cup) of pasta water before straining, place pasta back in Stockpot and set aside.

  2. While pasta is cooking, place Mastro Cookware 1.6L/1.7qt Saucepan on medium-high heat and melt butter.

  3. Add minced shallot and sauté for 3 min. Add minced garlic and sauté for 1 min.

  1. In a small bowl, combine corn starch and 15 ml (1 tbsp) water.

  2. Add lemon zest, lemon juice, red pepper flakes (if using), heavy cream and corn starch slurry and simmer for 10 min.

  1. Stir in pasta water and simmer for 5 min. then add sauce to pasta and mix until thoroughly combined.

  2. Add salt and pepper, freshly grated Parmesan and sliced cooked chicken and stir to combine.