This dish is simple to prepare and bears no resemblance to its ready-made equivalents. I know chopping all these herbs does take a lot of time, but it really is worth making it yourself.
What to buy: Do not try to make this dish with the meager plastic bags of fresh herbs available from supermarkets. If you cannot get beautiful bunches of fresh herbs from your store or farmers’ market, make something else instead.
Beverage pairing: Pio Cesare Cortese di Gavi, Italy. For a dish as dependent on fresh herbs as this one, the wine required should have an herbal quality as well. Gavi is such a wine. From northern Italy, it’s always clean and light, with plenty of brightness and a certain, attractive “green” character.