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Oct 5, 2006 08:09 PM

Good vegetable side for lemon chicken?

Any ideas for a vegetable side with lemon chicken? I was thinking of roasted asparagus but would welcome other suggestions.


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  1. I'm always a fan of blanched broccoli, a little butter and salt, and a squeeze of fresh lemon. Kale would also be a great side this time of year.

    1. Stuffed courgettes, fry onions and garlic add courgette flesh, mix in breadcrumbs, lemon zest and parmesan and season, blitz in the food processor, stuff the halved courgettes (you need to make them look a bit like canoes when you scoop out the flesh so there's space for the stuffing). Bake the courgettes in the oven - but add some water to the dish so they part steam otherwise they dry out. But, don't add too much or one of the courgettes will roll over (sods law) and you'll end up with a sticky mess on the bottom of the others! Seems to be a bit of an art to making the courgette soft while having the top of the stuffing crunchy!

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      1. re: ali patts

        you can make the job much easier if you slightly steam the unstuffed zucchini first and then add the stuffing and bake. Tender shell and crispy tops every time.

      2. String beans or brussel sprouts welcome lemon flavor. (Suddenly can't think of a vegetable that wouldn't. - Uh oh..another post idea!)

        1. how about brocolli rabe?

          1. broccoli or broccolini with garlic, olive oil & red pepper flakes...zucchini cooked with onions & oregano....