My BFF gave me this recipe several years ago after he made it for the first course of a birthday dinner he threw for me. It is great for nights when there is nothing left in the fridge or when you crave comfort food: it’s like mac and cheese with a citrus zing. Trust me, it sounds weird but it’s delicious.
- pasta (I prefer bucatini but linguine also works)
- a splash of olive oil
- lemon juice (to taste)
- salt and pepper (to taste)
- shredded Parmesan cheese (to taste, there is a theme here)
Boil the pasta according to the time listed on the box for al dente. Drain the pasta, reserving a small bit of the cooking water (1-2 teaspoons depending on how much pasta you have). Put pasta and water in a (non-metal) mixing bowl. Drizzle with a little olive oil. Add the remaining ingredients and toss. Taste and add more of any of the last three ingredients as needed. Sprinkle a bit of Parmesan on top and serve. It really is that easy.