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Sides to go with seared Ahi

KellBell Apr 27, 2008 07:27 PM

Hi, I am looking for some sides to make with seared Ahi. My sister, who knows how to cook NOTHING, swears she learned how to cook some fabulous seared ahi. She is coming out to visit and wants us to make it for my mom. I am the big cook but I have never made seared ahi...so I am a little worried since I won't be sure how to fix something if it goes wrong. But, I must have faith!!! Anyone have any great ideas for sides that we can make along with this meal? Thank you in advance.

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    Bakersfield Hound RE: KellBell Apr 27, 2008 08:46 PM

    I would do some Risotto with peas and a spring salad with a light vinaigrette dressing.
    Danny

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      PumpkinHead RE: KellBell Apr 27, 2008 08:53 PM

      I usually make an Asian slaw as I usually do my seared Ahi Asian style. The one time I didn't prepare it this way, I made a fresh corn and red pepper salad.

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        scubadoo97 RE: PumpkinHead Apr 28, 2008 04:06 PM

        I also like an Asian slaw or mixed greens as a side to an austere piece of seared tuna.

      2. fmed RE: KellBell Apr 27, 2008 08:55 PM

        Without knowing what style she is going for, I'll just hazard some guesses:
        plain rice, rice vermicelli (with a sesame oil dressing), niçoise salad (minus the tuna), warm steamed kabocha squash (with a soy-based dressing).

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          KellBell RE: fmed Apr 28, 2008 02:53 PM

          sorry...it is going to be Asian-ish...she mentioned sesame oil and soy sauce...any ideas for the Ahi are appreciated as well!

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            fmed RE: KellBell Apr 28, 2008 04:51 PM

            OK then...a few posters already mentioned an Asian-slaw, etc. Some more ideas:
            -gomae (spinach and sesame sauce).
            -A cold noodle dish (sesame/chili oil/soy based sauce)
            -Asian niçoise-ish salad (eg, quail eggs, long bean, ume, miso-vinaigrette, fingerling potatos, etc)

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              Rick RE: KellBell Apr 28, 2008 05:44 PM

              Just made seared Ahi tonight. Shortcut way was to marinate in some Lawry's Terryaki Marinade, then dipped the ahi in a mix of toasted and raw sesame seeds, then seared.

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            eatmyfood RE: KellBell Apr 28, 2008 05:42 PM

            ditto on the Asian slaw
            also-
            cucumber relish with thin sliced cukes, sesame oil, red pepper flakes, green onions, soy sauce, red pepper strips
            serve with jasmine rice in a lettuce cup topped with wasabi drizzle and black sesame seeds
            Asian noodle salad - barefoot contessa has a good one
            vegetable fried rice
            California rolls - easy to make yourself

            http://www.dinnersforayear.blogspot.com

            1. im_nomad RE: KellBell Apr 28, 2008 06:01 PM

              i'm not sure if this qualifies as a side.....but this stuff is so good, and would be filling enough in case the ahi flops.

              Wasabi 3-Bean Salad
              http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/rec...

              1. WCchopper RE: KellBell May 19, 2008 03:53 PM

                I realize this thread is a little older, but would anyone who suggested Asian slaw like to post their recipe?

                1. lynnlato RE: KellBell May 19, 2008 04:02 PM

                  Wasabi mashed potatoes
                  sesame vermicelli w/ garlic, bok choy, red bell pepper and scallions (this is my fave)
                  a fresh green salad w/ mango, red onion, tomatoes and whatever other veggies in a fruity vinaigrette

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                    Analisas mom RE: lynnlato May 19, 2008 08:23 PM

                    how about steamed edamame with basmati rice.

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                      Warren012 RE: Analisas mom Dec 21, 2008 03:18 PM

                      That sounds GREAT. Any help on the recipe? It's our first Florida Christmas

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