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Jul 14, 2008 02:17 PM

Side dishes for Asian inspired flank steak?

I am searving an Asian inspired flank steak this weekend - it is marinated in soy, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, etc... and am looking for ideas to serve with it. Any thoughts?


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  1. Baby bok choy. Cut in half lengthwise and cook cut-side down in an inch of boiling, salted water until just tender (3-4 minutes) -- I use a large skillet for this. Serve with a little drizzle of sesame oil. Or, if you're grilling the steak, you could grill the bok choy at the same time.

      1. I'd probably stir-fry some late-season asparagus with button mushrooms and serve an Asian-flavoured eggplant compote on the side.

        Failing the asparagus, another vegetable -- celery, bok choy, broccoli, Chinese lettuce, etc. -- and I might be tempted to do it in a brown bean sauce, black bean sauce or other flavouring. A mixed vegetable stir-fry could also work.

        1. love the grilled bok choy, with a little drizzle of sesame oil, soy sauce and lemon.

          hannaone's broccoli (last link) looks awesome. (hannaone, you're a treasure)

          just made a little yellow chard yesterday, chopped and sauteed with garlic, then lightly drizzled as the bok choy i mentioned.

          i always love those szechuan green beans too.

          chopped up large chunks of red bell pepper, similar dressing, or lightly sauteed with sugar snaps, snow peas, and green onions or vidalias. like carswell's suggestion on the mixed veg.

          jicama sliced with a lime, ginger dressing is good. (or use that incredible som tum dressing:

          or a salad with one of these dressings:

          as a starch, good rice. dress up with watercress on the side.

          1. I would make a similar marinade maybe with a touch of honey or sugar added and simmer it down to a glaze consistency and brush it on skewers of cherry tomatoes and grill. Some grilled pineapple with the same glaze would work as well.

            and maybe serve with quick pickled cucumbers done in rice wine vinegar with a little sugar

            or blanch some asparagus and chill it. Then make a vinaigrette with some soy sauce and sesame sauce and perhaps some orange juice.