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Nov 4, 2006 10:10 PM

Easy Sides for Teriyaki Beef Skewers

I'm not really that good at asian sides (i.e., salads, vegetables, etc.). When I make anything other than rice and main dishes - it never tastes very authentic.

I'm having people over and will be making chicken and beef teriyaki beef skewers (cooked on a charcol bbq grill). I'll probably serve jasmine rice - but does anyone have ideas for other tasty (and fool proof) sides?

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  1. Are you looking for green veggies? Maybe you can do a japanese cucumber salad. It's cold and refreshing and you can make it ahead. When I do teriyaki beef skewers, I usually slice up kamaboko and arrange it on a nice plate. Also, I roll small sushi filling it with umeboshi or takuan. You can always do pot stickers/gyoza

      boil linguini, drain, rinse to cool; toss with sesame oil and a bit of good soy (kikkoman) and lots of kosher salt. add any raw veggies- red pepper, carrot, scallion, cut in slivers.
      leftovers- you can add any cooked shredded protein you like; chicken, ham or pork, salmon, all work well.add minced garlic too but not necessary.

      1. Cucumber salad is a must. I also do something similar to the sesame noodles, but I toss the noodles with a peanut sauce, usually homemade but bottled is OK. Try to add some chopped fresh cilantro on top, really brightens things up.