Brown butter lemon and walnut pasta

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Brown butter lemon and walnut pasta [Amuse Your Bouche]

You guys! I have an announcement! And who can resist a good announcement?

Okay, so it’s not as major as having a baby or getting married, but I’ve started doing some blogging for a great site called Great British Chefs! This is very exciting for me since you all know how much I love cooking and then writing a load of waffle about what I’ve made, so the more chances I have to do this, the better. The pictures you see here are from my first ever post for GBC – brown butter lemon and walnut pasta. It’s such a good meal for this time of year – pasta is always my comfort food of choice, and the walnuts and brown butter give it a warming autumnal feel, yet the lemon and rocket keep it feeling fresh at the same time. It comes together really quickly (about 15 minutes), so it’s perfect for those nights when you just want to stay curled up under a blanket forever.

Brown butter lemon and walnut pasta
Recipe Type: Main meal
Author: Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: Serves 1
  • 85g spaghetti
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 35g walnuts
  • 1tsp lemon zest, finely grated
  • 20g butter
  • 2tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • 10g fresh rocket
  • 2tbsp parmesan cheese, grated
  1. Boil the spaghetti until al dente.
  2. Meanwhile, pulse the garlic and walnuts together in a mini food processor until they form a coarse crumb (if you don’t have a food processor, just chop well with a knife).
  3. Melt the butter in a frying pan, and continue to cook over a medium­-low heat, stirring continually, until brown dots appear on the bottom of the pan. Once this happens, reduce the heat a little more and continue to stir for one more minute. Add the walnut and garlic mixture, along with the grated zest, and cook gently for a couple of minutes.
  4. When the pasta is ready, drain it and add it to the pan with the walnuts. Toss to coat. Add the olive oil and lemon juice, and season to taste. Serve topped with fresh rocket and parmesan.
Brown butter lemon and walnut pasta [Amuse Your Bouche]

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  1. Hey Becca, I just came across your blog and it’s really cute! This dish looks great. And congrats on your opportunity with GBC!

  2. Oh congrats that sounds like fun and you can be proud of yourself for the great achievement. =)
    You know I am always looking for different pasta recipe and I have a box of walnuts waiting to be used soon. I like the addition of lemon in your recipe since it works so well with the nuts and of course the brown butter.

  3. Wow! Congratulations! So exciting that you’re posting with GBC! :D And this dish looks fantastic – I absolutely adore browned butter (guilty pleasure … but you really can get so much fantastic flavor from just a little butter!). And about those crossover posts … I wouldn’t want to miss out on any of your recipes. I guess it depends how often you’d be posting them, regarding if you want to post every time or just do a monthly recap. Either way, though – please, please share them with us!

  4. Looks great. I’m a bit ambivalent about the cross over posts – maybe I’m just lazy but I do like just being able scroll down and see the recipe, then I can work out immediately if I’ve got all the ingredients and then I can just go from there. That added step means I tend not to make recipes from a crossover posts

  5. I don’t mind posts like this, you still see the yummy food, but don’t duplicate the recipe. Google hates duplicate content, so it won’t do your rankings any good.

  6. Yay–congratulations! And that pasta looks great, of course. I think doing a crossover announcement post like this is pretty standard across the board at this point. It works well for me!

  7. I’ve just come across your site after a reccomendation from Jacqueline @tinnedtomatoes and I’m so glad that I’ve visited! What beautiful, simple and delicious recipes you have. I will be visiting again soon! I hope you will also take a look at some of my vegetarian recipes x