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Fettucine with Lemon and Vodka Sauce


4 quarts water 2 tablespoons kosher salt 1 pound fettucine FOR THE SAUCE 2 large lemons - juice reserved (grate the rind) 1 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup citron vodka 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper 1/4 cup fresh parsley -- chopped 3/4 cup parmesan cheese -- fresh & grated Optional cooked scallops cooked asparagus cut in 1" pieces

Prep time: 20 minutes Bring water to a boil; add the kosher salt, and cook the pasta at a rapid boil until 'al dente', 8-10 minutes. Drain. Grate the rind of 1 lemon, then squeeze the juice out and reserve. Combine the cream and vodka in a 10-inch skillet and simmer for 5 minutes, or until the sauce thickens a little. Add the lemon juice and rind to the hot sauce and cook for 1 minute, stirring. Add the drained hot pasta to the sauce and toss. Season with pepper, garnish with the parsley, and serve immediately on warmed plates. Serve the parmesan separately. VARIATION: Add cooked scallops, and/or cooked asparagus, cut in 1-inch pieces, into the sauce, just before tossing with pasta. Garnish with slices of the second Lemon.

Submitted by: Hellvis

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