Alright, I can never seem to have all the right ingredients all at the same time for any recipe. This time, when i grated the lemon rind from 1 lemon (all I had), I found this only yielded 1 tsp, when this recipe calls for 1 T! So, when I say this turned out a little bland, maybe that explains why. I did love the texture of the garganelli--i had never had it before. Also, I had only roasted or steamed asparagus and really enjoyed the "stir fry" method here. All in all a good pasta dish, but I'm curious when I make it next time w/enuf rind if that will cure the blandness.
Garganelli with Asparagus and Pecorino Cheese
suedenim33 Posted: 03/25/11
MonicaC Posted: 03/27/11
This was a good, simple pasta dish and I would definitely make it again. This is so much lighter than traditional pasta dishes with heavy sauces. The lemon rind added really good flavor. I used asiago instead of Romano cheese and it turned out great!
sunitagarg Posted: 03/29/11
I loved this recipe. It was very light but a little bland, i added cayman pepper and Italian herb mix to spice up. I will def make it again for lunch.
thethomps Posted: 04/06/11
I made this recipe last night and it was fabulous! Even my husband (who normally is not OK with meatless dinners) loved it. The sauce was creamy without being too heavy and the pepper added a nice kick. We used a large lemon and easily got 1 T of lemon rind, which added a tart punch. I am adding this to our rotation of favorites.
Daisy85 Posted: 04/27/11
This was absolutely delicious. It took a while to get everything together, but it was worth it. I sauteed some chicken breast tenders in butter and added those as well to make it a more complete meal.
embarcadero13 Posted: 04/28/11
I think this needed more lemon or something, but it wasnt as light as refreshing as I had hoped.
preciousthings Posted: 04/17/11
I was surprised how light and fresh this tasted with so few ingredients. Fresh and good-quality ingredients are key for this. I added an extra clove of garlic because I can never help myself and I actually left out the lemon rind as I'm not a big fan of citrus. A little extra sprinkling of cheese definitely ups the flavor.