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Garlic Butter Sautéed Akoya with Creamy Preserved Lemon & Parmesan Tagliatelle


Time: 30Difficulty: Easy/moderateServings: 4

24 Leeuwin Coast Akoya

100g butter

1 shallot, thinly sliced

6 cloves garlic

1 cup white wine

3 cups cream

1/4 cup parsley, chopped

6 tbsp preserved lemon rind, thinly sliced

400g tagliatelle, cooked in salted water

200g shaved parmesan

Cracked black pepper

  1. Wash the Akoya and defrost in cold water for 10 minutes. Shuck the Akoya, carefully removing the byssal thread. Leave in the half shell, keeping the Akoya attached to the shell.
  2. In a sauté pan over medium heat, melt the butter and fry the garlic and shallot until softened. Add the Akoya and sauté gently for 1 minute, add wine and cover to steam for a further minute.
  3. Remove the Akoya from the pan while completing the sauce. Reduce wine by half and add the cream. Reduce by a further third, season with parsley, preserved lemon and cracked black pepper.
  4. Add sauce and Akoya to freshly cooked pasta and stir gently. Serve with a generous amount of parmesan cheese.