I followed this pasta recipe some days ago. I wasn't aware of the amount of people it was intended to serve, which is 6. I followed it completely but I am serving 3 people.
If I were to reduce the quantity of the ingredients by half, should I treat all the ingredients in the same respect? For example, I might of want to reduce the amount of cheese because the difference between 5 ounce of cheese and 2.5 ounce is quite large. I think it is a matter of personal taste, but should I reduce them equally in order to achieve the best result?
Serves 6 1 pound spiral-shaped pasta 1 pound slender asparagus spears, trimmed, cut into 1- to 1 1/2-inch pieces 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon peel 2 teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon plus more for garnish 1 5- to 5 1/2-ounce log soft fresh goat cheese (the pre-crumbled stuff will not melt as well) Fresh lemon juice to taste (optional)