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egg parsley anchovy sauce

Gremolata of Egg, Parsley, Anchovy & Lemon

Simple and very quick to make It's lemony freshness can give many dishes a real lift, it would be great on barbecued fish or meats, pork, lamb chops or Italian sausages.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Cuisine Salsa, Sauces & Stocks
Servings 6


  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 2 tbsp parsley
  • 1 anchovy fillets
  • freshly ground black pepper be generous
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2 tbsp lemon juice
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 hardboild eggs chopped
  • grated rind of one lemon or shredded on a microplane


  • Well there isn't much to it. Hard boil the 2 eggs for 10 minutes and then let cool in some cold water.
  • In a mini food processor put in the anchovies, parsley and capers and process to chop it all finely. Scrape out the contents into a small bowl
  • Grate the lemon rind and juice the lemon and set the rind aside. Add the black pepper and olive oil and a pinch of salt, and the lemon juice and mix well.
  • Chop the egg pretty fine, and sprinkle over it the lemon rind.
  • Now add the egg and gently mix it all together taking care not to turn it into some horrible mash. Taste for salt and lemon and serve.


It's really the lemon rind that picks this up and makes it special. I ask that you add the egg and lemon rind last so that you don't wind up with a mass of grey mess with some green specks in it. You want to see what it is you are eating.
You can of course add more olive oil if you like and also add a bit of garlic if you are using it for meats. Just be sure to grate it very finely before you add it.
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