6 oz spaghetti
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
8 oz tail-on, shelled and deveined shrimp
2 tablespoons white wine, optional
1/3 cup pasta water
1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
2 cups baby spinach
1/2 tablespoon chopped Italian flat-leaf parsley
Bring a pot of water to boil. Cook the spaghetti according to package instruction until al dente. Drain and save 1/3 cup of the pasta water. Set aside.
Heat up a skillet with the unsalted butter and olive oil. Saute the garlic and add the shrimp. Cook the shrimp until the surface turns opaque, add spaghetti, pasta water, white wine, salt, spinach, stir to combine well.
Turn off heat, stir in the parsley and serve the pasta immediately with some lemon wedges.
2 cups shelled fresh English peas or thawed frozen peas (about 10 ounces)
1 pound sugar snap peas, trimmed
1/4 pound snow peas, trimmed and thinly sliced
4 ounces pancetta, chopped
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup heavy cream
Juice of 1 lemon
Freshly ground pepper
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Fill a large bowl with ice water. If using fresh English peas, add to the boiling water and cook until tender, about 1 minute. Add the snap peas and cook until bright green, about 2 minutes, then add the snow peas and cook 30 seconds. Drain the peas and plunge into the ice water to cool.
Cook the pancetta in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate with a slotted spoon. Add the flour to the drippings in the skillet and cook, whisking, until toasted, about 1 minute. Whisk in the chicken broth and cream and cook until reduced by one-third, about 6 minutes.
Drain the peas, shaking off the excess water, then add to the skillet (if using frozen peas, add them here). Cook, stirring, until heated through, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a serving bowl and top with the pancetta.
1 large boneless skinless chicken breast
Salt & pepper
3 Tbsp. butter
1/2 cup chicken broth
Juice of 1 lemon
2 Tbsp. capers
Butterfly the chicken breast. Salt and pepper to taste. Dredge each piece in flour, shaking off the excess. In a skillet on high heat, melt three Tbsp. butter, and brown the chicken, the browner and crispier the better, 3–5 minutes on each side. Remove chicken from the skillet, and, in the same pan, add chicken stock, lemon, and capers. Boil until the sauce reduces by 1/3, and return the chicken to the skillet. Spoon sauce over the chicken several times. Serve immediately, with the remaining sauce poured over the chicken.