I love eating pasta as a main dish. We did that so much when we were young and didn't have money in Manhattan. We must have had pasta 3 - 4 times a week. I can come up with different kind of pasta every time at least for a few weeks even I was cooking pasta that often. But after doing it for 5 years or so, we got kind of burned out on that.
Now that my husband is trying to avoid to eat too much carbohydrate, pasta has become a side dish. But since it is difficult for me to eat rich pasta with main dish, this is the recipe I do often. It goes well with lots of things because it's so simple.
*Ingredients for 3-4 servings as side dish*
1/2 lb. of Pasta ( Angel hair, Thin spaghetti, Linguini anything you like)
1 Lemon, squeezed
1 cup of freshly grated parmesan Cheese
2 table spoon of extra virgin olive oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
< 1 > Cook the pasta to al dente.
< 2 > Mix with the rest of the ingredients.
< 3 > Sprinkle parsley or basil if you like.
Use unsalted butter if you want to make it a little richer
Press 1 clove of garlic and add to the mix for garlic lovers
Use anchovy syrup insteadof salt
Lay the pasta on a bed of Arugula and put a few slices of Prosciutto on top to have as a lunch dish
Oh no. Now I'm thinking about Prosciutto.... How I miss Bronx!!