Our favourite fish pasta recipe, Spaghetti Al Limone with Chilli, Almonds, and Green Beans, is light and fresh with a tangy lemon and chilli kick. This Italian-inspired dish is incredibly easy and quick to make, making it a perfect go-to recipe for busy weeknights. Not only does it offer a burst of flavour, but it’s also a healthy option that will satisfy your cravings without compromising on nutrition.
Spaghetti Al Limone, a classic pasta dish, has been a staple in Italian cuisine for centuries. Its roots can be traced back to the Amalfi Coast, a picturesque region renowned for its abundant citrus orchards. This dish beautifully highlights the versatility of lemons.
What makes this Spaghetti al Limone with a twist the best?
We love mastering simple recipes, believing that a strong foundation unlocks endless creative possibilities. By adjusting or substituting ingredients, we transform a basic recipe into many different recipes. In this recipe we have added fish and green beans, but the possibilities are endless.
What will you need to make this recipe?
- Rockling fillets (or substitute, see note 1)
- Olive oil
- Red chilli
- Green beans
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Slivered almonds
- Parmesan cheese
More variations and tips for this recipe
- Shrimp and Asparagus:
Sauté shrimp and blanched asparagus separately. Toss them into the lemon-infused spaghetti along with the green beans for a tasty seafood twist.
- Creamy Lemon Chicken:
Sauté chicken breast pieces until cooked through, then remove from the skillet. In the same skillet, prepare the lemon sauce as per the original recipe, but also add a splash of cream. Add the cooked chicken back to the skillet, mix with the sauce, and combine with the cooked spaghetti for a luscious and tangy chicken pasta.
- Roasted Vegetable Medley:
Roast a variety of your favourite vegetables, such as cherry tomatoes, zucchini, and bell peppers, until tender and slightly caramelized. Toss them with the lemon-infused spaghetti, adding a handful of fresh herbs like thyme or oregano for added flavour.
- Lemon and Spinach:
Sauté fresh spinach until wilted and toss it into the lemony spaghetti along with some toasted pine nuts or walnuts. The combination of the lemon and vibrant spinach creates a healthy and delicious option.
- Caprese Twist:
Add diced fresh tomatoes, mozzarella cheese pearls, and torn basil leaves to the lemon-infused spaghetti. The burst of flavours from the tomatoes and the creaminess of the mozzarella adds a delightful Caprese-inspired twist to the dish.