The basil in the garden is already threatening to bolt and since I’m determined to keep it under control it got a good lopping. Is there a better quick and easy way to put it to use besides pesto? And, since lemon and basil are such a good combination, I put them together in one big bowl of fettucine.
You can make this even easier by buying a tub of fresh pesto. Also, grilled chicken would make a terrific addition here.
- Fettucine, 1 pound
- Basil Leaves, 2 cups or so
- Parsley, 1/2 cup
- Garlic, 4 or 5 cloves
- Parmesan, 6 ounces plus more for the table
- Olive Oil
- Lemons, 2
- Butter, 3 or 4 tablespoons
- Dry White Wine,1 cup
By now the water is probably ready for the pasta so get it going. While it’s boiling, melt the butter in a large saute pan over medium heat. Stir in the lemon zest, lemon juice and wine. and let it simmer for a few minutes.