Side dish help
I’m making braised short ribs for a dinner party this weekend. I need some side dish ideas that don’t require baking .. also, I hate mashed potatoes. Any ideas?
How about egg noodles, steamed green beans (the skinny haricots verts if you can get them) and this arugula, radicchio, grapefruit salad with mint, all of which will help offset the deliciously rich short ribs. (The salad has been a huge hit everytime I serve it.) http://www.bigoven.com/163010-Arugula...
Fauxtatoes? Made with cauliflower.
Seriously, polenta goes very nicely with short ribs, it's the alternative to the short ribs/mashed potatoes coupling. Serve some sauteed greens; spinach, swiss chard, kale, on the side.
Now, I know you said no baking, but roasted potatoes, carrots and parsnips in combo are a very nice side as well.
I love that you're feeling the love for fauxtatoes, lol! ~ :-) In addition to those, always a menu staple with meat loaf, too, I've been making braised short ribs a lot this year served over pureed rutabaga/yellow turnip.
Really wonderful combination, and has great color on the plate.
I second the polenta idea. Or how about a white bean puree (with rosemary & roasted garlic)? You need something to pour all that yummy braising liquid over.
Third on polenta. Made this for short ribs we cooked this past Sunday. It's such a delicious combination.
Also made as a side spinach salad w/blood orange segments, red onion, toasted almomd slivers, and orange vinaigrette. Bright flavors offset richness.