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Mario Batali's Butter and Sage Sauce


  • Organic pasta
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 8 sage leaves
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano, grated


While your pasta cooks, melt butter in a 12 to 14-inch saute pan and continue cooking until golden brown color (noisette) appears in the thinnest liquid of the butter.

Add sage leaves and remove from heat. Add lemon juice and set aside. Drain the pasta, but reserve some of the cooking water (about 1/2 cup).

Gently pour pasta and reserved cooking water into saute pan and return to heat. Add the cheese, toss to coat and serve immediately.

Adapted from Molto Mario (Food Network)

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