Friday, June 1, 2012

Pasta with Spinach,Sage and Lemon in Brown Butter Sauce

  Simple, easy, quick and delicious!! I love sage so this is one of my favorite pasta dishes to make. I jazzed it up with the addition of fresh baby spinach and lemon zest, then topped it off with seasoned panko bread crumbs.

1 stick of butter
1/2 cup fresh sage leaves sliced
3-4 cups fresh baby spinach
the zest of 1 lemon
1lb pasta of your choice
salt and pepper to taste
grated cheese for garnish
melt the butter in a frying pan until you see just a hint of brown (do not burn), add the sage leaves and turn off the flame. Now just wait for the pasta to cook and toss with brown butter fresh spinach and 1/2 of the lemon zest right in the pan you browned the butter in, turn the flame back on until the spinach wilts. Season with salt and pepper and add some of the starchy pasta water if needed.

For the seasoned crumbs:
1 cup of panko
more fresh sage sliced
the rest of the lemon zest
about 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil
salt and pepper
Toss all together until mosit

Top the pasta with the seasoned crumbs and garnish with grated cheese right before serving. 
* A nice glass of white wine and your in heaven!!
** Do not walk away from the butter when your browning it trust me it will burn in the blink of and eye!!
*** Delicious dinner in 20 minutes, what's better than that??

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