The Best Asparagus Lemon Pasta

Ingredients

  • 1 lb asparagus
  • 1 lb linguine
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest, freshly grated (from about 3 lemons)
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • + 2 more ingredients
    • 1/3 cup basil, finely chopped fresh leaves
    • ½ cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated

1 Cut the asparagus into 1/2 inch slices on the diagonal, or just into 3 pieces. 2 In a steamer set over boiling water steam asparagus, covered, until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes.Drain and rinse under cold water to stop cooking. set aside. 3 In a 6-quart kettle bring 5 quarts salted water to ...

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