Creamy Fettucine with Asparagus and Lemon
Creamy Fettucine with Asparagus and Lemon

Creamy Fettucine with Asparagus and Lemon

Posted by Natali on Apr 12, 2011

Ingredients

What you'll need:

* 1 pkg fettucine noodles
* 1 container sour cream (2 cups)
* 2 tbsp butter
* 2 tbsp olive oil
* 1 tsp kosher salt
* 5 cloves garlic
* 1 lemon
* 1 bunch/lb fresh asparagus, chopped into 1 inch pieces
* Parmesan cheese and black pepper (optional)

Instructions

What to do:

1. Prepare noodles to al dente as directed. Meanwhile melt the butter and 1 tbsp oil in a large skillet over low-medium heat.
2. Heat the other tbsp of oil in a separate skillet over medium. When hot, add the asparagus with 1/2 tsp of the salt and stir. After 3-4 minutes, and one clove of the garlic minced (I grate mine with a microplane because it's faster) and stir. Turn off heat.
3. When butter and oil have melted together, add 4 cloves of garlic, grated or minced finely and stir.
4. Zest the lemon, reserving zest. Add the juice of the lemon to the garlic and butter/oil pan and stir. Then, add the container of sour cream and 1/2 tsp salt. Remove from heat and stir until sour cream is smooth and melted. Add lemon zest and stir.
5. Toss pasta and asparagus gently in the creamy sauce with tongs.
6. Serve pasta immediately and top with shredded parmesan cheese and freshly ground black pepper to taste.


2 Comments

Comments

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alisamanjarrez  |  Tue, 2011-04-12 15:16

I have to make this soon! And I've never thought about mincing garlic w/ a microplane...good call! Thank you. It looks delicious!

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The Cured Ham  |  Tue, 2011-04-12 19:40

Natali,
Sour Cream, now that's a new spin on a classic. I assume a bit tangy with the addition of the lemon as well? Nice pic.