Gremolada traditionally consists of minced garlic, parsley, and lemon zest. We've added lemon juice and orange zest to bring even more citrus flavor to the dish. The garlic here is raw and the quantity generous; feel free to cut back. Plus: More Pasta Recipes
• Linguine with Gremolada and Crab: Toss 1/2 pound of lump crabmeat, picked free of any shell, with the linguine and the gremolada.
• Linguine with Gremolada and Shrimp: Add 1/2 pound of peeled uncooked medium shrimp to the pasta during the last 1 minute of cooking time.
• Linguine with Gremolada and Scallops: Season 1/2 pound of sea scallops with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon of cooking oil in a large, nonstick frying pan over moderately high heat and cook the scallops for 1 to 2 minutes per side. Top the pasta with the scallops.
The acidity in this dish will pair well with a light, simple white wine. Among the many good choices are Vinho Verde from Portugal and Fendant from Switzerland.