Make sure to zest the lemon before you squeeze the juice. Serve with a quick tomato salad: Combine 3 ounces mini mozzarella cheese balls with 1 pint halved cherry tomatoes, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar; toss to coat.
4 quarts water
8 ounces uncooked linguine
3 tablespoons butter
5 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
2 cups frozen green peas, thawed
1/2 teaspoon sugar
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
6 tablespoons torn fresh mint leaves
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
How to Make It
Bring 4 quarts water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add pasta to pan; cook 8 minutes or until almost al dente. Drain pasta in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid.
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic to pan; sauté 1 minute. Stir in peas and sugar; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in cooked pasta, reserved 1/2 cup cooking liquid, and juice; cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with salt, mint, and rind; toss to combine. Serve immediately.
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