Lemon Caper Sauce with Arugula

8 oz. Esotico lemon pepper pasta (cook as directed on back of package)
3 tbsp. olive or avocado oil
3 large cloves garlic, minced
4 tbsp. capers drained
½ to 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 medium lemon juiced
4 cups chopped arugula
Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

Cook pasta until al dente, drain and set aside. Sauté garlic for a few minutes, add red pepper flakes and lemon juice and cook for another minute. Add capers and toss with pasta and arugula. Season and serve with cheese.

Smoked Salmon with Peas

8 oz. Esotico lemon pepper pasta (cook as directed on back of package)
1 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 medium onion diced
1/4 lb. smoked salmon
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup frozen peas
2 cloves garlic minced

Sauté onion in olive oil for 1-2 minutes. Add garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes, until onions are tender. Add cream and frozen peas. Cook over medium heat until sauce thickens. When the sauce becomes desired consistency, add smoked salmon until heated thoroughly. Serve over cooked pasta.

Lemon Pepper Sauce

3 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. chopped garlic
1 tbsp. lemon pepper
Broccoli, yellow squash and/or asparagus
Parmesan cheese

Sauté garlic, lemon pepper and the vegetables of your choice in olive oil for 3-5 minutes. Do not overcook, vegetables should still be crisp. Toss with pasta and top with parmesan cheese. Chopped chicken breast may also be added.


Seared Scallops Sauce

1 lb. scallops
1 tomato chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
3 shallots, minced
Olive oil
½ cup white wine
Fresh basil for garnish
Salt and pepper to taste

Salt scallops on both sides.  Sear scallops in olive oil and remove from pan.  Add white wine , garlic and shallots and cook for 1 minute.  Add the scallops, tomato and cooked pasta to the pan.  Toss and serve with fresh basil.

Creamy Avocado Sauce


1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
½ lemon, juiced plus zested to garnish
2-3 cloves garlic
Sea salt to taste
¼ cup chopped basil
2 tbsp. olive oil
Pepper to taste

Place garlic, lemon juice and olive oil into a food processor.  Process until smooth.  Add avocado, basil and salt.  Process until smooth and creamy.  Mix thoroughly with cooked pasta, garnish with lemon zest and pepper.  Serve immediately.  You can also sauté shrimp and add to the platter.