Spicy Lemon Bucatini - Olive Branch Oil & Spice

Spicy Lemon Bucatini

Dec 16, 2023

This is such a tasty and fast pasta dish. The sauce is full of lemon zest, white wine, and parmesan with a kick from Calabrian peppers. Shrimp would make a great addition.


  • 1 pound bucatini

  • 2 lemons, zested plus 1/4 cup juice

  • 1 tablespoon Calabrian peppers (or 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes)

  • 2 garlic cloves, grated

  • 1/2 cup white wine

  • 3 tablespoons butter, diced

  • 1 cup parmesan, grated


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the bucatini and cook until al dente. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water and drain.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil over medium heat, add peppers, garlic and zest and cook for 1 minute. Add the wine, season with salt and pepper and simmer for until the wine is reduced by half.

  3. Toss in the pasta and cook for 2 to 3 minutes adding the pasta water as needed. Add the butter, cheese and lemon juice and toss until the butter and cheese is melted.

Takes 20 minutes

Serves 4

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