Servings: four as a first course
If you happen to have some grappa on hand, the fiery Italian spirit is a delicious alternative for the gin in this recipe.
If serving as a dinner, start with a hearty green salad.
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Easy and excellent. Makes an excellent weeknight meal since it comes together quickly and features ingredients that I always have on hand. I was so happy to use gin in the cream sauce! I'm no stranger to cooking or baking with alcohol, but I had never used gin before. I didn't end up adding any salt. I had heavily salted the pasta water and the angel hair combined with acid from the lemons was enough for me. There was something about the lemon cream sauce that made me feel like a fancy pants while serving it to my guests. Will definitely make again!
Outstanding. Easy to prep and cook. You can make the sauce ahead. The grappa is a delicious addition. It was the hit of our dinner party last night.
The recipe is simple and an excellent example of lemon cream sauce which many have difficulty with, the previous poster said she did not like liquor in food and the gin overpowered it, This recipe like all that use liquors, are misunderstood by many people the liqur is evaporated out of the dish during cooking and is not meant the way the previous individual described, the essence of the liquor is all that remains and thus would not likely overpower the dish liquors are added for complexity and flavor building, and not to add an alcohol content
This recipe is definitely worth a try since it is tasty and super quick to make. The only reason I'm giving it 4 stars instead of 5 was that the gin overpowered the dish (and, wine aside, I'm personally not a fan of the taste of liquor in food). Next time I plan on cutting the amount of gin in half or substitute white wine.
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