NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – They call it a Sicilian sensation – a pasta dish with a twist. Try cooking up this delectable dish, courtesy of Tony and Stephanie Tantillo.

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Sicilian Pepper Lemon Linguini

  • 1 Lemon
  • 3 Small Chunks of Parmesan
  • 2 oz. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp. Crush Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 Garlic Clove (minced)
  • 6 Black Olives (pitted and cured)
  • 1 c. Linguine
  • 1/2 c. Fresh Parsley
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste


Zest entire lemon, and blend with Parmesan cheese chunks, set aside. Cook pasta according to directions on packet.

In a medium sauce pan, heat extra virgin olive oil with crushed red peppers and garlic, cook together for about 1 minute. Add in juice from the lemon, sea salt and pepper.

Add linguine to pan and stir. Add in the lemon zest and cheese, and about 1 cup of pasta water. Stir together until creamy, and then stir in fresh parsley and olives.

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