Today, I am being treated to a dinner made by my significant other. Simple, but flavorful, this linguine dish is perfect for the hot summer months with its refreshing citrus notes.




A bowl of pasta or spaghetti of your choice

A pinch of salt


1/2 tsp parsley

Two slices of prosciutto, or parma ham if you prefer

One lemon (juice and zest)

Grated parmesan (to garnish)

A sprig or two of coriander (to garnish)



  1. Boil a saucepan of water – enough to cover the pasta.
  2. When boiling, add the dry pasta or spaghetti to the pan and stir regularly. Depending on how much you are using (and how many servings), it may take between 8-12 minutes.30725968_1634895579880538_3179757322238951424_n
  3. To add the lemon, you can do one of the following;
    • Squeeze half a lemon into the water.
    • Leave a lemon wedge in the water during boiling – this is what Evan did.
    • Squeeze the lemon juice over the pasta after draining for a much stronger taste.
  4. Whilst the rest of the dish is cooking, slice the prosciutto into ribbons and place to
  5. one side.When the pasta is soft and thoroughly cooked, drain off all water.
  6. Mix in with the pasta: Grated lemon zest, parsley, and prosciutto ribbons.
  7. Plate up and scatter with grated parmesan and add coriander sprigs to garnish.