This recipe is similar to one my mom makes, but her gremolata is a bit more fancy than mine. I took the concept and made my own version which is quick and simple. Gremolata is a concoction made of fresh parsley, garlic, and lemon zest. There are a few variations--I skipped the garlic.
1 lb. fresh green beans
2 Tbs. EVOO
1 Tbs. butter
1 cup chopped parsley
zest of half a lemon
juice of half a lemon
2 oz. shaved Parmesan cheese
salt & pepper
1) In a small dish, mix the gremolata--chopped parsley and lemon zest. Set aside along with half a lemon.
2) Heat a large frying pan and then add the butter and EVOO. Let is heat up, and then add the green beans. Add a small amount of salt & pepper. Saute for about 7 minutes on medium heat. Just before they are done, add the juice from the lemon half. I just just squeeze it right over the pan.
3) Turn off the heat, and toss in the gremolata and the Parmesan cheese.