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Side Dish for Steamed King Crab?

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Random987 Feb 12, 2009 08:28 PM

I am going to prepare King Crab legs for the big V-day. If anyone could provide me with an idea for a nice side dish, that would be great! Thanks

  1. j
    jcattles Feb 13, 2009 07:35 AM

    I always do rice pilaf with a squeeze of lemon. If corn on the cob is in season, I serve that. Also a nice fluffy biscuit is a must.

    1. f
      fourunder Feb 13, 2009 05:42 AM

      Something green for vegetables....asparagus or Haricot Vert.

      To offset the saltiness of the sea.....I would also suggest a salad eaten along with, or after the crab with a slightly sweet salad consisting of any of the following or all:

      mix greens or mesculin with radicchio and endive
      roasted beets
      goat cheese or Gorgonzola
      candied pecans or walnuts
      apples or pears
      orange or tangerine sections
      heirloom, cherry or grape tomatoes

      I also like (Analisas mom)'s idea of corn.....maybe a mango corn relish....sweet on its own...or spicy with the addition of some fresh Serrano or Jalapeno peppers.... or just chili and/or cayenne pepper(powders).

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        Analisas mom Feb 12, 2009 11:15 PM

        We love it with a fresh garden salad, steamed new potato's and mini corn on the cob. Enjoy

        1. shanagain Feb 12, 2009 09:37 PM

          Hmmm. I'm thinking butter.

          (And, now you know why I'm NOT a cheap date.)

          1. b
            Brad2 Feb 12, 2009 09:05 PM

            I do snow crab every year for my wife and daughters and this year is no different. Although for V-day it ends up being all about the crab. I have 6+ pounds for 4 of us with sliced lemon and melted butter. The one thing I do include always is a greek salad. Just always seems like a good combo for us. During the non-V-day dinners of crab, I just include a nice bread to go along with it. My girls are carb fiends so it stretches the crab a lot further.

            1. ipsedixit Feb 12, 2009 08:54 PM

              Steamed asparagus with a smoked chocolate-mustard sauce.

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