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Jul 2, 2006 09:53 PM

Need a starch dish to serve with grilled tuna and vegetables

I'm going to a July 4th bbq. The host is grilling tuna and summer veggies. I volunteered to bring a "starch." Suggestions please.


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  1. How about a spicy peanut sauce noodle salad?
    Get some soba noodles cook according to instructions.
    Blend together creamy peanut butter, soy sauce, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, hot chili sauce, garlic, ginger, sugar and some water.
    Julienne some cucumber, carrots, chop some scallions and cilantro and toss everything together before serving.

    1. Salad of black-eyed peas and red potato?

      1. I love couscous served as a side with fish. If you really want to make it easy for yourself, Near East makes incredibley good tasting boxed couscous and rice pilaf mixtures. You can use those as a base, and improve on them easily since they have really good recipes on the boxes incorporating other ingredients. I've made many of them and have gotten rave reviews on all of them.


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        1. re: sivyaleah

          Agree about couscous,everyone loves it and it's really easy to make. Maybe think about using some lemon and lots of fresh herbs to compliment the tuna and veggies. It's a great dish that tastes just as good hot or at room temp. Have a fun party!

          1. Grilled polenta cakes that have parmesan and sage in them.