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Green Beans Gremolata

Green Beans Gremolata

by Pam on October 13, 2013

This is another recipe I found in the Barefoot Contessa Foolproof cookbook. I served these tasty green beans with the Lemon and Mustard Chicken Thighs[1] and the Lemony Spinach with Feta and Pine Nuts[2]. They tasted fresh and delicious. I loved the flavor of the garlicky gremolata and pine nuts with the tender green beans. We all enjoyed this side dish – even my kids.

Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add the green beans and blanch them for 1-2 minutes (I used haricot verts, if you use green beans, blanch for 2-3 minutes), until tender but still crisp. Drain the green beans and then dunk them immediately into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process and preserve their bright green color. Drain once the beans have cooled down then set aside on paper towels to drain the water.

To make the gremolata, combine the garlic, lemon zest, parsley, Parmesan, and pine nuts together in a small bowl and set aside.

Heat the olive oil in a sauté pan over medium high heat. Add the beans to the hot pan and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, then sauté, stirring often, for 2 minutes, until coated with olive oil and heated through. Place the green beans on a serving platter then sprinkle with the gremolata. Serve immediately. Enjoy.



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Green Beans Gremolata




Yield: 4

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 5 min.



Ingredients:

1/4 lb green beans or haricot verts
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
1 tbsp Parmesan cheese, finely grated
1 tbsp toasted pine nuts
2 tsp olive oil
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Directions:

Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add the green beans and blanch them for 1-2 minutes (I used haricot verts, if you use green beans, blanch for 2-3 minutes), until tender but still crisp. Drain the green beans and then dunk them immediately into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process and preserve their bright green color. Drain once the beans have cooled down then set aside on paper towels to drain the water.

To make the gremolata, combine the garlic, lemon zest, parsley, Parmesan, and pine nuts together in a small bowl and set aside.

Heat the olive oil in a sauté pan over medium high heat. Add the beans to the hot pan and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, then sauté, stirring often, for 2 minutes, until coated with olive oil and heated through. Place the green beans on a serving platter then sprinkle with the gremolata. Serve immediately. Enjoy.



Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Barefoot Contessa – Foolproof

References

  1. ^ Lemon and Mustard Chicken Thighs (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ Lemony Spinach with Feta and Pine Nuts (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  4. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

Steamed Egg over Roasted Vegetable Israeli Couscous with Bacon and Parmesan

Steamed Egg over Roasted Vegetable Israeli Couscous with Bacon and Parmesan

by Pam on April 23, 2013

I love eating eggs with leftovers. As I was eating dinner last night I envisioned the leftover couscous[1] with a steamed egg and a bit of bacon, parmesan, and parsley sprinkled on top. I made it for lunch today and it was AMAZING.  I will seriously make this recipe again and again. I wish I had more leftover couscous so I could make this dish for lunch again tomorrow. I highly recommend this recipe!

 

If you don’t have leftover couscous[2], see recipe here[3].

Cook the bacon in a small skillet over medium heat. Remove from the pan when it has cooked through and place on a paper towel to drain. Once the bacon has cooled, chop or rip it into small pieces. Remove all but a quarter teaspoon of bacon grease  from the skillet. Add the leftover couscous to the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2-3 minutes.

While the couscous is heating up, boil some water in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Add a poaching cup to the liquid and spray the cup with cooking spray. Crack an egg into the cup, making sure not to break the yolk. Cover with a lid and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until the egg white is solid but the yolk is still soft. Remove the poaching cup from the pan of water.

Place the couscous into a bowl. Sprinkle with bacon. Place the poached egg on top followed by a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

 



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Steamed Egg over Roasted Vegetable Israeli Couscous with Bacon and Parmesan




Yield: 1

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 5 min.

Total Time: 10 min.



Ingredients:

1 slice of lean bacon
1 cup of leftover roasted vegetable Israeli couscous
1 egg
2 tsp Parmesan cheese, shredded
1 tsp fresh parsley, chopped

Directions:

If you don’t have leftover couscous, see recipe here.

Cook the bacon in a small skillet over medium heat. Remove from the pan when it has cooked through and place on a paper towel to drain. Once the bacon has cooled, chop or rip it into small pieces. Remove all but a quarter teaspoon of bacon grease from the skillet. Add the leftover couscous to the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2-3 minutes.

While the couscous is heating up, boil some water in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Add a poaching cup to the liquid and spray the cup with cooking spray. Crack an egg into the cup, making sure not to break the yolk. Cover with a lid and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until the egg white is solid but the yolk is still soft. Remove the poaching cup from the pan of water.

Place the couscous into a bowl. Sprinkle with bacon. Place the poached egg on top followed by a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley. Serve immediately. Enjoy.



Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

References

  1. ^ Roasted Vegetable Israeli Couscous (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ Roasted Vegetable Israeli Couscous (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ Roasted Vegetable Israeli Couscous (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  4. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  5. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Garlic, Lemon, and Feta

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Garlic, Lemon, and Feta

by Pam on October 28, 2013

My first attempt at brussel sprouts[1] was a big success with my entire family but my husband said he wanted to try it with lemon next time. I simply seasoned these fresh brussel sprout halves in olive oil, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste then drizzled a bit of lemon juice on them before roasting. I then sautéed some garlic with olive oil then tossed the brussel sprouts in the pan and squeezed more lemon juice on top and tossed to coat evenly. Once they were in the serving bowl, I sprinkled the top with feta cheese. They turned out delicious and my husband and I both really liked them a lot, my kids on the other hand, were not fans. Oh well, you can’t win them all.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tin foil then coat with cooking spray.

Zest the lemon; set aside.

Toss the brussel sprouts with 2-3 teaspoons of olive oil then season well with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Toss to coat evenly then place on the baking sheet. Squeeze one half of a lemon evenly over the sprouts. Place into the oven and bake for 10 minutes then flip the brussel sprouts and roast for an additional 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside.

Heat a large skillet over medium heat with 2-3 teaspoons of olive oil. Add the minced garlic and dash of crushed red pepper flakes then cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the brussel sprouts followed by the juice from the remaining half of the lemon. Toss to coat evenly. Pour into serving bowl. Sprinkle the top of the brussel sprouts with feta cheese and lemon zest. Serve immediately. Enjoy.



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Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Garlic, Lemon, and Feta




Yield: 4

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 20 min.

Total Time: 25 minutes



Ingredients:

2 cups of fresh brussel sprouts, halved
2 tbsp olive oil (divided)
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Juice of 1 lemon (divided)
2 cloves of garlic, minced
Dash of crushed red pepper flakes
Feta cheese, to taste
Zest of 1 lemon

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tin foil then coat with cooking spray.

Zest the lemon; set aside.

Toss the brussel sprouts with 2-3 teaspoons of olive oil then season well with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Toss to coat evenly then place on the baking sheet. Squeeze one half of a lemon evenly over the sprouts. Place into the oven and bake for 10 minutes then flip the brussel sprouts and roast for an additional 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside.

Heat a large skillet over medium heat with 2-3 teaspoons of olive oil. Add the minced garlic and dash of crushed red pepper flakes then cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the brussel sprouts followed by the juice from the remaining half of the lemon. Toss to coat evenly. Pour into serving bowl. Sprinkle the top of the brussel sprouts with feta cheese and lemon zest. Serve immediately. Enjoy.



 

References

  1. ^ Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta and Balsamic Vinegar (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)