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    Linguine w/ Asparagus, Garlic and Lemon

    Recipe can easily be increased to make more than 2 servings.

    List of Ingredients

    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
    • 6 ounces dried linguine
    • 1/2 pound asparagus, trimmed, peeled and sliced thin diagonally
    • 2 tablespoons dry white wine
    • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, or to taste
    • 2 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan


    1. In a heavy skillet cook the onion and the garlic in the oil and butter over moderate heat, stirring, until the mixture is golden and season it with salt and pepper.
    2. While the onion is cooking, in a kettle of boiling salted water cook the linguine for 10 minutes, or until it is al dente, and drain it.
    3. To the skillet add the asparagus and cook the mixture over moderate heat, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add the wine and cook the mixture, stirring for 2 more minutes.
    4. Remove the skillet from the heat, add 1 tablespoon water, the lemon juice, the linguine, the Parmesan, and salt and pepper to taste, and toss the mixture well. Serves 2

    Final Comments

    From Gourmet 1990




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