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Feb 9, 2008 06:21 AM

What to serve w/ mushroom risotto?

I want to try a wild mushroom risotto for my sweetie on Valentine's Day. What do I serve with it for the main course? He doesn't eat meat or shellfish, but does eat fish. Any ideas? Thank you!!!

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  1. My first thought was a simple wild salmon steak or fillet. Either roasted with EVOO, S & P, a drizzle of olive oil and minced parsely, or with a mustard topping. Another could be the salmon marinated for two hours with soy sauce, brown sugar, a little water, EVOO, minced garlic, FGPepper...then grilled. I think the salmon would look nice on the plate along with your yummy risotto, and perhaps steamed string beans, or some such green.

    1. Like the idea of a simply done salmon. Pan fried with crispy skin keeping the flavoring simple. Always enjoy green salad with risotto as something to cut the richness.

      1. I think I'd go with a grilled thick cut of halibut.

        1. I think you need something fairly strong and meaty, so your fish doesn't get overwhelmed by the risotto.

          I'd suggest a tuna, salmon, shark, mackerel or mahi-mahi. If you go with shark or mackerel, make some sort of citrus or tomato-based sauce or chutney with it to cut through the fattiness of the fish. I'd also serve with a roasted asparagus, as I love the pairing of mushroom and asparagus.

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            And start with a white bean soup--to get some protein in.