01 Sep Lemon Fusilli with Arugula

Adapted from Ina Garten, posted by The Baker’s Mann. Find other delicious recipes here.

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon (2 cloves) garlic, minced
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 pound dried fusilli pasta
  • 1/2 pound baby arugula, chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan
  • 1 pint grape or cheery tomatoes, halved
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

 

Directions:

 

  1. Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat, add the garlic, and cook for 60 seconds. Add the cream, 6 tablespoons of salt, and 1 teaspoon of pepper. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, until it starts to thicken.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the pasta according to the directions on the package, stirring occasionally. Drain the pasta in a colander and place it back in the pot. Immediately add the cream mixture and cook it over medium-low heat for 3 minutes, until most of the sauce has been absorbed in the pasta.
  3. Pour the pasta into a large bowl, add the arugula, parmesan, tomatoes, and cooked broccoli. Cut the last lemon in half lengthwise, slice it 1/4-inch thick crosswise, and add it to the pasta. Toss well and season to taste.

 

Pro Tip: This dish makes a great side for a roasted or grilled chicken!