A very drab dish can become bright and sparkling with just a few little peppy flavoring.
As an example, good old Italian gremolata, a simple garnish made of minced garlic, lemon zest (the outer yellow skin of the lemon) and parsley, added to olive oil with a dash of salt. This garnish is sprinkled over the Italian classic osso buco (braised veal shanks).
Gremolata can give pasta, baked potatoes, bland soups, rice and many other good but plain dishes a lively finish. Give it a try with this recipe.