Lunch/ Meal/ Pasta

Ghagin bil-Lumi – Lemon Pasta

It’s Citrus season this time of year. Malta’s citrus industry dates back as far as 870, when Malta was under Arab rule. Thanks to Martinu for his lovely stock of local lemon produce, we’re cooking a simple but super delicious lemon pasta. This dish tastes of spring and summer combined..

Għaġin bil-Lumi - Lemon Pasta

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dinner, lunch, Pasta
By MC Serves: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 10 mins Total Time: 20 minutes

It's Citrus season this time of year. Malta’s citrus industry dates back as far as 870, when Malta was under Arab rule. Thanks to Martinu for his lovely stock of local lemon produce, we're cooking a simple but super delicious lemon pasta. This dish tastes of spring and summer combined..

Ingredients

  • knob of butter
  • 1 lemon juice
  • 1 lemon rind
  • 1/2 milk mascarpone
  • 250g Fettucine
  • fresh parsley
  • grated parmesan

Instructions

1

Cook the fettuccine in a pan of boiling salted water according to the packet instructions, then drain and return to the pan.

2

Meanwhile, finely grate the zest from 1 lemon into a bowl, then squeeze in the juice from it.

3

Melt a knob of butter to a hot pan

4

Add the lemon rind and the lemon juice.

5

Cook for some minutes

6

Add the mascarpone and some pasta water

7

Season with salt

8

Add the cooked fettuccine

9

Sprinkle some parmesan cheese and parsley.

10

Mix well.

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