Help tonight's menu - dish to go with long-cooked pork shoulder
I've got a 6 pound pork shoulder in the oven (stuffed with garlic, parsley, thyme, and sliced lemons, in the big Le Creuset for 8 hours)and need a dish to go with it. Was thinking potato gratin - but that is also long, slow cooked.... What would you make with this?
Also on the menu: salad with walnut oil vinaigrette, navel oranges and candied walnuts
I'd just go with something simple-- steamed broccoli with lemon and butter, or green beans. If you're interested in something fancier, there was a Fine Cooking recipe a few months with pan roasted green beans dressed with olive oil, lemon, toasted pignoli, and shaved parmesan.
Sweet potato chips and Brussels sprouts with rosemary! A little crunch and a little bitter to balance the pork and the sweet salad.
do chowhounds use canned beans in a pinch? if so, have some navy beans or some other white bean as a starch.
i like to have braised cabbage with pork. i've always made a simple southern-style fried cabbage dish. i tried to make some jamaican style cabbage not too long ago but failed miserably. i'm gonna have to work on that!
sweet and sour red cabbage and scalloped potatoes - both take an hour and are really good with pork ( I'm predjudiced - that was my dinner tonight)
Steamed brocolli and macaroni and cheese, along with a dollop of homemade applesauce and cornbread. Actually any green vegetable, but the brocolli is yummy next to the creamy cheese goo.