Monday, June 25, 2007

Lemon Pepper Pot

A challenge was presented to me this weekend and I think the results were pretty good. A little work remains, but we're are certainly on the right track.

Lemon Pepper Pasta

I took the basic pasta dough recipe and added the zest of two lemons and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, plus about 3o grinds of fresh black pepper.

I dressed my fresh lemon pepper pasta with a quick pan sauce of shallots, lemon juice and butter, served with a sauteed chicken breast. The pasta was great! Oh how I love fresh pasta and this was a pretty good flavored pasta. The lemon was there, the pepper was there; but next time I'm going to kick both of those flavors up a notch with the zest of three lemons and some more pepper. I had some of the pasta without the sauce and the flavors were subtle. When I sauced up, the flavor was completely hidden by the pan sauce; extra tart from the lemon juice. This was a fun experiment. And I have the rest of the pasta drying right now for a later dinner!


The Kara said...

So what was the challenge? REVEAL ALL!!!

ScottE. said...

The Challenge: To make lemon pepper pasta with good flavor and texture. We're mostly there. Just a wee bit more work is needed in the flavor department.

Dancer in DC said...

It was tasty as a leftover. I had it with the pesto sauce from the previous post. Nice and filling on a bachelor evening.

The Kara said...

will you be entertaining other such challenges from the site? I have a few crafty ones I'd like to throw down!

Stef said...

Looks yummy! I've been in a major tortellini phase this week... have you ever made your own?