Light and Delicious Lemon-Pepper Fettuccini

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Only a few short weeks of summer left and I am feeling the urge to make a delicious summer pasta. I can’t think of any better combination than lemon and pepper! These flavors are commonly used to spice up all kinds of meats and fish, so why not lemon-pepper fettuccini?

This lemon-pepper fettuccini is light with the essence of lemon juice and black pepper. You can use it as a delicious main course or side it with your favorite steak or chicken. You don’t need to spend lots of money on gourmet flavored lemon-pepper pasta, you can make it right at home!

This recipe is super fast and easy to make with just a few simple ingredients. The flavor is unique and lemony with a minimal garlic essence as not to overpower, just one small clove added. Freshly grated black pepper takes it up a notch to deliver that full-bodied flavor!

Garnish this dish with Pecorino Romano cheese and parsley as these always seem to give food that fresh summer flair, so sprinkle away!

Ingredients:

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Ingredients:

  1. 8 oz. fettuccini
  2. 3 tablespoons of butter
  3. 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  4. juice and zest of one fresh lemon
  5. 1 small garlic clove
  6. 1 ½ teaspoons freshly grated black pepper
  7. 1 ladle of water from pasta pot
  8. 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley

Fast and Easy Preparation:

in a medium sized pot, cook pasta according to package instructions, use only enough water to cover the pasta when boiling
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  • in a medium sized pot, cook pasta according to package instructions, use only enough water to cover the pasta when boiling
melt butter and vegetable oil together in a skillet on medium heat
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  • melt butter and vegetable oil together in a skillet on medium heat
add garlic and cook for 1 minute then add the lemon juice, zest and black pepper and reduce heat to low
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  • add garlic and cook for 1 minute then add the lemon juice, zest and black pepper and reduce heat to low
when pasta is done cooking, add 1 ladle of pasta water to the lemon pepper sauce and then drain the pasta
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  • when pasta is done cooking, add 1 ladle of pasta water to the lemon pepper sauce and then drain the pasta

toss pasta into the sauce and serve immediately with a parsley and grated cheese garnish
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  • toss drained pasta into the sauce and serve immediately with a parsley and grated cheese garnish

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