Citrus fruits are an easy, flavorful add to many recipes

Published: Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 06:37 PM.

In a blender or food processor combine cooked lemon peel, fresh basil, and 2-tablespoons olive oil, the juice from the lemon half, a pinch of salt and fresh ground black pepper. Cover and process until smooth. Add ½ cup reserved cooking liquid, a little at a time, until desired consistency is obtained, processing mixture after every addition.

When ready to serve, toss hot cooked pasta with lemon-basil mixture. Top with grated Parmesan cheese if desired.


Orange Shrimp Scampi

Serves 4. Scallops may be substituted in this recipe.

¾     pound angel-hair pasta or any other light weight pasta

2     tablespoons EVOO, olive oil

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