Milanese Gremolata Olive Oil from Vine & Grind is a traditional Italian herb condiment consisting of fresh lemon zest, minced garlic, Italian flat leaf parsley and a hint of mint. The herbs and citrus zest are typically crushed together in a mortar to release their pungent essential oils. Perfect drizzled over Fish, Chicken, and Pork. A very traditional companion with Ossobuco, Veal or other slow braised dishes. Suggested Olive Oil and Balsamic Combinations 18 year-aged traditional balsamic, 12 year-aged balsamic, Black Cherry balsamic, Fig balsamic, Red Apple balsamic, Strawberry balsamic, & Raspberry balsamic, Oregano balsamic, Jalapeno balsamic, Sicilian Lemon balsamic, Violet balsamic, and Pomegranate balsamic vinegars. Suggested Meats: Pork, Poultry, Waterfowl, Fish, Seafood Suggested Veggies: All leafy greens, roasted/grilled peppers, potatoes, asparagus, broccoli…… Vinaigrette Preparation Homemade Salad Dressing: Combine 2 parts Milanese Gremolata olive oil with 1 part balsamic vinegar. Whisk together and serve. To emulsify dab in a small amount of dijon mustard or light mayo and continue whisking. Oil and balsamic will become creamy in appearance. Refrigerate remaining amount for up to 3 days. Balsamic Marinade Preparation Combine equal parts Milanese Gremolata olive oil with equal parts balsamic vinegar. We recommend preparing enough to cover the meat. Place in zip-lock bag and squeeze out air. Place in refrigerator for at least six hours. Note: For Fish, Seafood (catches from the water) we recommend rubbing the olive oil into the raw meat in the absence of the balsamic vinegar for approximately 30 minutes. We remove the balsamic during the marinade to eliminate the chance of the acidity in the vinegar from “cooking” the delicate meat. After cooking toss/drizzle meat with combination of Olive Oil and Balsamic. Heat Applications: Applying heat to any oil or balsamic may slightly reduce the original flavor profile. To bring back any lost flavors prepare a small amount of fresh marinade and drizzle over the finished product. Baking Applications: Our Milanese Gremolata olive oil is a perfect choice for making Tuscan style breads, or pizza crust.