Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Gremolata (a Zesty Italian Herb Sauce)

Gremolata (a Zesty Italian Herb Sauce) | Taste As You Go

We're about to flip the calendar from July to August, and we're using our grill more than ever. In summers past, I'd head into the kitchen and turn on every burner -- and sometimes the oven! -- to make dinner for the family. But I've finally wisened up.

Stephen is always willing to man the grill, so I've been adding more grilled dishes to our weekly menu plans. This way, we're sharing the cooking responsibilities a little bit more.

When serving grilled steak, I love making up a batch of my famous Fiery Pomegranate Sauce. But there are times when I don't want to heat things up that much. When I want to change the flavor profile, I make this Gremolata sauce. It's a great way to use up the bounty of parsley in your garden and super simple to pull together.

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This zesty Italian herb sauce is usually made from chopped parsley, lemon zest, and garlic. This version also calls for olive oil, which turns it into more of a traditional sauce. The oil also helps preserve the fresh flavors for a little longer... so you can keep any extra sauce in the refrigerator for a week or so after you make it.

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If you want to add some brightness and freshness to your fish, chicken, grilled or roasted vegetables, pasta, soups, and/or hearty stews... give this Gremolata a try!


Gremolata
Recipe by Taste As You Go | Printable Recipe

If you want to add some brightness and freshness to your fish, chicken, grilled or roasted vegetables, pasta, soups, and/or hearty stews... give this Gremolata a try!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 2/3 cup

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 bunch flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped (1 cup packed)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, more to taste

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Place the chopped parsley, garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Stir to combine.
  2. Taste the sauce and add more lemon juice if you like.
  3. Add more salt and pepper to taste.
  4. If you want a looser consistency, then add a little more olive oil.

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