Martha Mondays: WW Pasta with Arugula, Pistachios, and LemonPosted by in Food
I forgot to post this – sorry for the delay. My father-in-law is suddenly seriously ill and there’s just too much going on to keep everything straight.
Perfecting Pru chose our recipe this week, Whole Wheat Pasta with Arugula, Lemon, and Pistachios. I admit I was skeptical about this!
I had to make a couple of substitutions. I thought I had whole wheat spaghetti, but I was out, so I used a basil pasta instead. I also could not find Meyer lemons (in fact, I’ve never had them) so I used a regular lemon. I thought this was pretty good and I enjoyed it. I know a Meyer lemon would not have been as bitter as the rind from a regular lemon, so it’s a shame I can’t seem to get them. I admit, I added cheese to this after putting it on my plate. I really did like it though. It was very different and also very fresh tasting, which I enjoyed very much. Mr. MarthaAndMe and TeenMartha also enjoyed it. Did you make it?
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Regarding the lemons, although many SoCal backyards have Meyer lemon trees, they seem to be seasonal in the stores. I have found them in Costco (December, but they may still have them) and in Trader Joes in a four pack in winter.
I’ve never seen them in my neck of the woods and we don’t have either one of those stores here unfortunately! I would love to try one sometime
I saw Meyer lemons in our Amish market just yesterday. They get local produce and local citrus. Now is the time to get them. I use a lemon from my tree (not meyer) but it’s real lemony so I only used half and it seemed to be just enough. We liked it too, you should try it again with the arugula! I must admit that I topped mine with some fresh grated parmesan.
I did use arugula in this. It definitely needed the cheese!
Have never ever seen a Meyer lemon I wonder if it’s an American thing. Martha is always raving about them, I think she has shares in the companies!
Hope things get calmer in the Sember household and that good news arrives soon.
Sorry I thought you used basil istead of arugula, but I see that it was basil pasta. Oops.
My thoughts and prayers are with your FIL and your family, hope his surgery goes well.
I hope your father-in-law is improving! I finally posted my results.