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Photo: David Hillegas; Styling: Linda Hirst Photo by: Photo: David Hillegas; Styling: Linda Hirst

Linguine with Turkey, Basil, and Crème Fraîche

The creamy sauce and the bright flavors of lemon and basil make this recipe delicious and versatile. Try it with rotisserie chicken, too.

Coastal Living NOVEMBER 2012

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings
  • Total:25 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (9-ounce) package refrigerated fresh linguine pasta
  • 1 (8-ounce) container crème fraîche
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups shredded cooked turkey
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil

Preparation

1. Cook pasta in boiling salted water according to package directions.

2. Meanwhile, whisk together crème fraîche and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Drain pasta, reserving 1/4 cup cooking water. Toss pasta and turkey in sauce mixture, adding enough cooking water to evenly coat pasta. Stir in lemon juice and basil. Serve immediately.

*Crème fraîche is a cultured cream product similar to sour cream, but with a less tangy taste and a softer texture. You can substitute Mexican crema or a mixture of equal parts sour cream and whipping cream.

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