Yes, we are here!

At MOTHER EARTH LIVING and MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we have been educating folks about the benefits of self-reliance for 50 years. That includes researching and sourcing the best books and products to help individuals master the skills they need in times like these and beyond. Our online store is open and we are here to answer any questions you might have. Our customer service staff is available Monday through Friday from 8a.m.-5p.m. CDT. We can be reached at 1-800-456-6018 or by email. Stay safe!


Herbal Blends: Gremolata Recipe

This Italian blend, a combination of flat-leaf parsley, garlic and lemon zest, is most often used as a garnish.

| April/May 2012

  • This Italian blend is always prepared from fresh ingredients and is a combination of flat-leaf parsley, garlic and lemon zest.
    Photo by Povy Kendal Atchison

This Italian herbal blend is always prepared from fresh ingredients and is a combination of flat-leaf parsley, garlic and lemon zest. It is most often used as a garnish—the finishing touch to a dish—rather than being cooked in it. Traditionally, it is served over osso buco, however I enjoy gremolata (greh-mōh-lăh-tăh) on any steamed or grilled vegetable, especially with baked potatoes—and as a garnish on pasta or risotto. It enlivens pasta, potato, rice or grain salads, and is also good with fish and fowl. Wait until you taste it on oven-roasted potatoes or winter squash!

Generally, the amounts of the three ingredients are fairly equal, but you may want to use more parsley, and less garlic and lemon zest. I think of this as a peasant-style garnish and sort of rough-chop it; for a more refined garnish, you might finely mince the ingredients. 

Prepare this garnish just before serving. Rough-chop the garlic with a sharp knife. Add parsley and coarsely chop garlic and parsley together.

Add lemon zest and chop just a bit to combine the ingredients. Serve Gremolata Recipe immediately, using it as a last-minute addition to your favorite vegetable dish, or as the tradition—a flavorful garnish for pasta or risotto. GREMOLATA RECIPE MAKES 1/2 CUP



• 2 to 3 cloves garlic
• 1/2 cup parsley leaves
• About 1 tablespoon lemon zest


Susan Belsinger, a longtime contributor to The Herb Companion, co-wrote The Creative Herbal Home (Creative Printing, 2007). 



Subscribe today and save 58%

Get the latest on Healthy Living and Natural Beauty!

Mother Earth LivingRedefine beauty and embrace holistic living with Mother Earth Living by your side. Each issue  provides you with easy, hands-on ways to connect your life with the natural world -- from eating seasonally to culinary and medicinal uses of herbs; from aromatherapy and DIY cosmetics to yoga and beyond. Start your journey to holistic living today and you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $19.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $24.95.




Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter

Classifieds


click me