Monday, June 8, 2020

Lemon Parmesan Orecchiette

When life gives you lemons... make sure to make loads of tasty recipes! My inner globetrotter is slightly excited by the news that slowly but surely all the borders are opening around us. Even though I am not yet sure how this summer will turn out, something I already know for sure is that it will be delicious. We have loads of international restaurants here in Luxembourg, and I brought back some very precious recipes from my last travels. No matter when and where I am going abroad, this blog will be filled with travel recipes and your culinary wanderlust will be satisfied, I promise.

So let's start with this very recipe. Lemon Parmesan Orecchiette. It's my friend Julie who cooked this on our first trip together. Such a delicious pasta recipe in the land of pasta was probably not a coincidence. But during the following trips to Portugal and the south of France we never missed a single opportunity to enjoy this recipe! I recreated the recipe just from memories, and I think I managed to bring all the goodness she spoilt us with to this dish. 

 For 4 portions you'll need:
500g orecchiette
70g freshly grated Parmesan + a bit more to serve
100ml olive oil 
juice of 2,5 lemons
sea salt

In a bowl combine the lemon juice and zest, the olive oil and the grated Parmesan. Mix until the cheese melts into the oil and juice. 

Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Once it's done drain and save a little bit of pasta water if needed later on. Fold the pasta carefully into the lemon-parmesan sauce until everything is well combined. 

Serve immediately with as much Parmesan as desired. Season with salt and pepper on the spot. 


Are you planning on making this recipe? Or have you already tried it?
Then show me your creations on Instagram: @passionmeetscreativity  I'm looking forward to your comments & suggestions :)

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