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Mar 24, 2008 01:54 PM

Easy side dish to serve with sushi?

I'm going to a sushi-making party at a friend's house. She's also going to barbecue some teriyaki beef and chicken, and I'm sure she'll be supplying edamame and rice. I'd like to volunteer to bring a side dish, but I'm not sure what would work best with this meal. Someone else is doing dessert, so that's out for me. Thanks for any ideas!

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    1. re: Miss Needle

      I think one of the nicest varieties of seaweed is hijiki

      And here's a nice sounding recipe:

    2. I"ve been making this fantastic cole slaw, that originally asks for turkey but I've done it with shrimp and it's fantastic, I think crab would be nice too but haven't tried it. Easy to eat with chop sticks too. If that appeals, I'll shoot the recipe over.


      smoked salmon thin pizza with cream cheese or ricotta, red onions, capers, smoked salmon, dill and lemon juice.

      1. How about a cucumber salad? Sliced cucumber (salted and drained), a little seaweed, rice wine vinegar, pinch of sugar. I make this all the time. Just google japanese cucumber salad and a bunch of recipes come up.

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        1. re: SweetPea914

          Second this, especially since grilled items are on the menu. The cuke salad is so very refreshing and appropriate, flavor-wise... and has a do-ahead bonus.


          1. re: SweetPea914

            I love this--with pickling cucumbers and let it sit.

              1. re: SweetPea914

                the sunomono cucumber salad is a good idea...another cucumber salad you may want to consider is some thinly sliced cucumbers (salted and drained) mixed w/ some shredded surimi and a couple heaping tablespoons of kewpie mayonnaise...super simple, but i love it. :o)

              2. What about some sort of wontons? I made some recently and filled with sauteed savoy cabbage and bean sprouts (sauce - mix of oyster sauce, sesame oil, soy sauce). You could also add baby shrimp/chopped shrimp or beef/pork. I baked mine in the oven, but I'm sure you could saute or fry them.

                1. How about a nice salad (julliene or chiffonade cuts on everything) of Napa cabbage, red cabbage, carrots, green onions, small amount of ginger, very small amount of fresh basil (chiffonade) in a honey mustard vinaigrette (Annie's is one in a bottle that is good). It's got staying power.

                  Or, stir fry with Bok Choy, sugar snap peas, green beans in a light black sauce.

                  At any rate, I would suggest a vegetable side, but something light and fresh, not too much garlic.