Spaghettini with Garlic and Lemon
1 lb spaghettini or capellini
4 large garlic cloves, minced
1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Finely grated zest from 2 lemons
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- Cook pasta in a 6-quart pot of boiling salted water until al dente.
Reserve 1 cup cooking water and drain pasta in a colander.
- While pasta is boiling, cook garlic and red pepper flakes (to taste)
in oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderate heat, stirring, until
garlic is golden, about 5 minutes. Stir in zest, then juice, salt,
pepper, and 1/2 cup reserved cooking water and bring to a simmer.
- Toss pasta in sauce with parsley. (Add more cooking water if pasta
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