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Gremolata (Italian pronunciation: [ɡremoˈlaːta]) or gremolada (Italian: [ɡremoˈlaːda], Lombard: [ɡremuˈlaːda]) is a green sauce made of chopped parsley, lemon zest, and garlic. It is the standard accompaniment to the Milanese braised veal shank dish ossobuco alla milanese.[1][2]


Gremolata usually includes grated lemon peel, although the zest from other citrus fruits (lime, orange, grapefruit, etc.) may be used. There are also other variations, such as leaving out the herbs (parsley, cilantro/coriander, mint, sage) or the feature (garlic, finely grated fresh horseradish, minced shallot), or adding another item (Pecorino Romano cheese, anchovy, toasted pine nuts, grated bottarga).[3][4]

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  1. ^ Oxford Companion to Food, s.v. 'veal'
  2. ^ Restino, S. (1996). Mrs. Restino's Country Kitchen. Shelter Publications. p. 148. ISBN 978-0-936070-18-6. Retrieved May 27, 2017.
  3. ^ Guatteri, Fabiano (2004). Cucina Milanese (la) (in Italian). HOEPLI EDITORE. ISBN 978-88-203-3365-2.
  4. ^ "Gremolada". (in Italian). 2012-05-02. Retrieved 2022-06-12.