Lemon Poppy Seed Pasta

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This summer Lemon Poppy Seed Pasta has a very special twist which you are going to love, my friends.

Lemon Poppy Seed Pasta|Havocinthekitchen.com

Summer&Pasta

Indeed, what kind of pasta do you consider to be summer?

In my book, it should be light, bright, delightful, herbaceous, and obviously…hmmm…summery.

Eggplant, tomatoes, zucchini, green peas, lemons, and herbs are my favorite savory ingredients to go with summer pasta. Also, you might have noticed I am a huge fan of fruity pasta. So far I’ve got some lovely recipes.

Blackberry Lavender Pasta.

Peach Raspberry Pasta.

Or there’s my recent creation – Strawberry Basil Ricotta Pasta.

Lemon Poppy Seed Pasta|Havocinthekitchen.com

Lemon Poppy Seed Pasta|Havocinthekitchen.com

Secret Ingredient

Lemon is a great addition to any pasta, but it works remarkably well in summer versions. I believe many of you have tried lemon pasta, don’t you? But I think there’s a great chance you haven’t tried this Lemon Poppy Seed Pasta yet.

Light and lemony sauce? Yes, please.

But now grab a chair because I’m going to announce that “very special twist”. There’s limoncello in here! How does it sound now? Much better, eh?

It might sound like a bit odd ingredient for pasta, but I thought why not. We incorporate wine and sometimes some other kinds of alcohol so there’s nothing wrong with adding a little boozy kick.

And you know what?

I didn’t regret about adding limoncello!

Lemon Poppy Seed Pasta|Havocinthekitchen.com

Lemon Poppy Seed Pasta|Havocinthekitchen.com

 

It makes this Lemon Poppy Seed Pasta even better (I may say Lemoncello makes many things better). It doesn’t add a strong alcohol aftertaste, but it introduces that little lovely bitter flavor what works amazingly with fresh lemon juice balancing its tartness. It’s neither overly tart nor bitter nor sweet. Just a little of this, and a little of that.

Perfect summer pasta.

Yes. My friends, these good things are all about this luscious Lemon Poppy Seed Pasta.

Do you like lemon pasta? What’s your favorite summer pasta?

Lemon Poppy Seed Pasta|Havocinthekitchen.com

Lemon Poppy Seed Pasta|Havocinthekitchen.com

Lemon Poppy Seed Pasta|Havocinthekitchen.com

Lemon Poppy Seed Pasta

Yield: 1-2

Ingredients

  • ab.100-125 gr. pasta
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons limoncello
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta in a salted boiling water as recommended on the package, until al dente. Drain reserving a few spoons of water.
  2. In a meantime, in a small saucepan combine the butter, lemon juice, and maple syrup over medium heat until the butter has melted. Add the limoncello and let simmer 1 minute.
  3. Toast the poppy seeds on a dry skillet, a minute or two, stirring. Stir in in the sauce.
  4. Combine the pasta with the sauce and let stand a minute. Serve immediately.
  5. Enjoy!

Notes

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5 Thoughts on “Lemon Poppy Seed Pasta

  1. Wow, what a unique pasta dish! I love lemon poppy seed baked goods but would never have thought to try the combination in a savory application. This sounds really delicious, and your styling is gorgeous!
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  2. This lemon poppy seed pasta looks delicious .Such an interesting recipe, love all the flavors here.
    I mean, limoncello and maple syrup sound like the best combo ever. Lovely share Ben! :)
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  3. Ben, you seriously have some of the most innovative and delicious pasta recipes! I’m not a huge pasta fan – but I could devour your chocolate pasta and this lemon poppy seed one in seconds! Love love the maple-y sweet, lemon poppy seed mix you have going one!
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  4. This one intrigues me with the limoncello and maple syrup. My first thought is that pasta should be savory, but this looks too good! :)
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  5. Hahaha! I totally agree with you, Ben. Limoncello makes everything better. I’ve used it in baked goods and sauces a couple of times, but that’s usually for recipes on the sweeter side. I’ve never used it in a savory dish. I love how you push the traditional boundaries, and I’m thinking this lemony pasta needs to show up in my house soon! I love a good pasta dish!
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