Spring Lemon Spaghetti

Maybe I should be calling this summer lemon spaghetti since it is going to be 90 degrees here today!  Ugh!  Way too hot for me!  This is a fantastic dish no matter when you make it.  I haven't made it in years and had forgotten just how good it is.  It might not sound too appealing but when you bite into it you will be surprised by how delicious it is.

Finally mince 4 cloves of garlic.

Zest a lemon.

Then juice the lemon.

Boil 1 pound of spaghetti until al dente, drain and set it aside.

Melt 4 T. of butter and 2 T. olive oil in a pan.

Add the garlic, stir and turn the heat off.

Add the juice of the 1 lemon. 

Add 2 cups of sour cream, the lemon zest, 1/2 tsp. salt and chopped fresh parsley.  Whisk this together off the heat and then stir it into the spaghetti.

Serve it sprinkled with fresh Parmesan, a sprinkling more of parsley and the juice of one more lemon.  Delicious!!!   This is good served at room temperature.


Anonymous said…
ahhhh, I'm in a carb coma just reading this, YUM!
ohhh it's the two cups of sour cream that does me in - otherwise it sounds just absolutely delicious!!! What can we use instead of the sour cream I ask myself? Yogurt???
Nellie said…
Oh, yeah! A winner here, that's for sure!
I'm in heaven! I'm making the whole recipe for me for dinner and praying there is some left for breakfast. This is going to be a summer time favorite.
I think this needs some of the garlic bread from yesterday.
Patty Woodland said…
The hubby would adore this - he loves tart food
This intrigues me . . . .
Guillaume said…
It's a carb heaven!
Anonymous said…
How do you come up with these ideas? You just amaze me. I don't care for sour cream so I too am wondering what I could use instead. In theory it's sounds absolutely delish.
chickpea678 said…
Sounds yummy and it's simple! Now let's see if the little kids like it. Thanks again jaz for providing dinnertime inspiration!
Barb said…
I really think the Pacific NW was made for you!!!! We are 50's during the day and 40's(too cold to put basil out) at night. The weather folks are all excited because it might reach 70 by Mon. Your recipe looks great no matter the weather!
SharleneT said…
I could taste this as I was reading. Definitely going to make this one. I love lemon and pasta, so why not?
Never had lemon pasta before. But with temps here hovering about 87. This sounds PERFECT. take care.