Monday, February 4, 2013

Green Beans Gremolata

As promised here is the green beans gremolata recipe that I made a few weeks ago with the chicken and mushrooms. This week I served the beans with Guy Fieri's Cajun Pork Loin. If you have not gotten any of Guy's pre-packaged meat at Target you should definitely do so. He has Carne Asada, Cajun Pork Loin, Tri Tip and a chicken for sure. Not sure what else he has but they are packed with a lot of flavor. Back to the beans. I really really like this dish. It has great presentation and a lot of flavor. It would be good for a fancy dinner as well just because it looks so nice on the plate. I love the flavor that the toasted pine nuts and lemon give this dish. This time around I did not have a lemon so I just used lemon juice, but I am putting the lemon zest in the recipe below.

Green Beans Gremolata
Adapted from Ina Garten

1 pound green beans, trimmed
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon dried parsley
3 tablespoons parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil

Bring a pot of water to boil. Add beans and blanch for 4 minutes.

Drain beans in a colander and immediatley put in ice water to stop the cooking.

Meanwhile toss garlic, lemon zest, parsley, parmesan and pine nuts in a bowl and set aside.

When ready to serve heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Drain the beans and pat dry. Add beans to pan and season with salt and pepper. Saute for 4-5 minutes.

Off heat add parmesan mixture.

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