Linguine with Brown-Butter Sauce
A quick and easy side dish of linguine pasta tossed with a deliciously simple sauce with the incredible flavor of browned butter.
1 pound dried linguine
3/4 stick (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley leaves
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled
1/2 cup plain yogurt at room temperature
- In a kettle of boiling salted water boil the linguine until it is al dente, reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking water, and drain the linguine well.
- While the linguine is cooking, in a heavy skillet cook the butter over medium heat, swirling the skillet occasionally, until it is nut-brown in color.
- In a large bowl whisk together the butter, parsley, Parmesan, and oregano until the mixture is combined well. Whisk in the yogurt and salt and pepper to taste. Add the linguine, toss the mixture well, and add enough of the reserved cooking water to thin the sauce to the desired consistency.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.