Lemon Pasta with Grilled Asparagus Recipe

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Take ordinary pasta; coat it with a refreshing lemon and oil sauce; toss it with fresh basil, Romano cheese, and grilled asparagus; and you have a fantastic, satisfying dish.
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  • 1 pound taglietelle pasta (or any long pasta noodle)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup Romano cheese - or more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon thyme - chopped
  • 1/2 pound asparagus spears - trimmed
  • salt and pepper - to taste
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest - for garnish
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil - chopped
Container:stock pot, small mixing bowl, large serving bowl
10 mins
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20 mins
  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, whisk together oil and lemon juice in small bowl.
  • Drain pasta, reserving 1 cup pasta water.
  • On griddle or grill, saute asparagus until crisp tender, turning occasionally, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from grill and cut into bite size pieces.
  • Pour pasta into large serving bowl. Toss with lemon sauce.
  • Add asparagus, cheese, salt and pepper, and lemon thyme. Toss to combine.
  • If needed, add reserved pasta water a little at a time to moisten. Garnish with lemon zest and chopped basil.
  • Serve with extra cheese on the side.
  • Also good served with sauteéd shrimp in tomato sauce.
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