Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Hazelnut Gremolata

We had some roasted and ground hazelnuts lying around from a hazelnut loaf we made with the breadmaker. By "lying around", I do mean they were just in a bowl on the counter, getting moved around as space was needed.

Am I being overly dramatic if I say that the idea for this came to me in a dream?

I simply added ground hazelnuts to a standard gremolata.

Here on the cutting board are:
chopped parsley
lemon zest
minced garlic

I finished it with a tiny sprinkle of salt.

I actually made this hazelnut gremolata to go with another dish (Duck Stock Risotto with Portobello & Swiss Chard). Good thing there were some leftover, as this was superb on our Portuguese meal.

Hazelnut Gremolata used in:
Vinho d'Alhos (Portuguese Wine and Garlic Marinated Pork)
Sautéed Kale
Jag (Jagacida, Cape Verdean Beans and Rice)
Duck Stock Risotto with Portobello and Chard

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  1. This sounds really good with the pork you made!

  2. I know this has to be delicious...I thinking over a piece of fish, or on a piece of toast, or...well, I could go on and on.

  3. What a great idea and it sounds like it has a wonderful citrus, nutty flavor!

  4. really great adding the hazelnuts. gotta say, portugal is on our "to-go-to" list, so we can't wait to hear about your travels.

  5. what a nice salad side dish idea, so healthy and tasty ^^

  6. pigpigscorner:
    It was very nice; all bright, zesty, and crunchy like that.

    Joan Nova:
    Hehe. Lots of ideas is good.

    we are never full:
    Too bad it's only "virtually."

  7. Would be sooooo good over a tender broiled fish fillet. Dreamy. ; }

  8. Looks so good. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Susan:
    I didnt even think about fish -- but oh, yes!



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