Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Green Beans with Gremolata

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.

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