You’ll hear the “simple is better” mantra used by chefs all over Italy, and Peppe Guida of Antica Osteria Nonna Rosa in Vico Equense is no exception. One of his best-known dishes, spaghettini con acqua di limone, transforms basic ingredients into something sublime. The secret: infusing water with lemon peels overnight, then using the flavored water to cook the pasta. Check out 47 of our essential pasta recipes.
- 3 whole whole medium lemons, scrubbed
- 1 lb. thin spaghetti
- Kosher salt
- 1⁄2 cup grated provolone
- 1⁄4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- Freshly ground black pepper
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