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Linguine with poached egg, pepper and parmesan

Australian Gourmet Traveller fast Italian recipe for linguine with poached egg, pepper and parmesan.

By Lisa Featherby
  • Serves 4
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Linguine with poached egg, pepper and parmesan


  • 400 gm dried linguine
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 eggs (see note)
  • 100 gm parmesan, finely grated


  • 1
    Cook linguine in boiling salted water until al dente (8-10 minutes). Drain, reserving 80ml cooking liquid, and return to pan with liquid and olive oil. Season to taste with sea salt and a generous amount of freshly ground black pepper, set aside.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, bring a deep-sided frying pan of water to a simmer over low-medium heat. Add eggs and cook until cooked to your liking (3 minutes for soft poached), drain, set aside.
  • 3
    Divide linguine among plates, top with an egg, scatter with parmesan, drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil, if desired, and serve immediately.


It’s important to use the freshest free-range eggs when poaching to ensure the eggs retain their shape.

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