What to serve with cassoulet?
It's hard for me to imagine eating anything in addition to cassoulet it's so heavy, but I also can't quite wrap my mind around just putting out a big dish of it with no sides. Julia Child recommends pineapple for dessert, I'm guessing because it's refreshing and because of the digestive enzymes :-), but what to serve alongside?
At a recent dinner party the hostess rounded out a meat-heavy menu with a salad of arugala, red onion, and fresh figs. Really hit the spot.
Nothing is ever served with cassoulet.
A salad as a separate course after the cassoulet is nice.
Fruit is an appropriate dessert, but I have to say that when I spent a winter month in Paris and was eating cassoulet three times a week, I usually went for a fancy dessert, for example a gratineed chocolate-mandarin orange souffle.
Yup, salad is all I ever serve with cassoulet, the simpler the better, just greens with oil & vinegar and a sprinkling of good coarse salt.
Oh, and bread for mopping the plate if necessary.