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Looking for a nice side dish for Lobster...

flfoodie2 Aug 30, 2010 03:39 PM

Looking for a side dish for steamed Lobster that can be prepared either the day before or in the time it takes to cook the Lobster. Dinner (for relatives) around 9 PM so nothing too heavy. Something other than cole slaw or corn on the cob...

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    Val RE: flfoodie2 Aug 30, 2010 04:14 PM

    Quinoa with Black Beans from Epicurious....or Orzo with Everything perhaps?

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      cb1 RE: flfoodie2 Aug 30, 2010 04:26 PM

      maybe steamed asparagus. Would take less time than the lobsters

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        chefj RE: cb1 Aug 30, 2010 05:05 PM

        Asparagus is way out of season.
        But you have all sorts of great summer produce to work with, Tomatoes, Fresh snap and shucking beans,Fennel, Eggplants ,Peppers.

      2. rcallner RE: flfoodie2 Aug 30, 2010 04:27 PM

        Check out two nearly identical questions posted on this board: "Sides for steamed lobster?" and "What to serve with lobster?" Personally, I like a chilled, crisp fennel and artichoke heart salad to contrast and clean the palate, but there are a ton of opinions out there.

        1. tim irvine RE: flfoodie2 Aug 30, 2010 04:42 PM

          I like saffron rice. As regards asparagus, it goes with anything. Or you could have a steamed artichoke and dip the entire meal in clarfiied butter!

          1. Emme RE: flfoodie2 Aug 30, 2010 07:54 PM

            are you wanting a starch or veggie?

            i always like marinated roasted mushrooms... easy to marinate ahead and roast while the lobsters steam.

            i'd also like a roasted celery and fennel slaw with some caraway and maybe onion....

            and my personal favorite is good ol steamed broccoli... fancy it up with some al limone.

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              musingegret RE: flfoodie2 Aug 31, 2010 12:31 PM

              I love cucumbers, radish and celery marinated in a simple vinaigrette.

              1. nomadchowwoman RE: flfoodie2 Aug 31, 2010 12:47 PM

                This mock risotto probably qualifies as heavy, but you can reduce the amount of cream if you wanted to. And I use only half the butter called for in the recipe. It is seriously delicious (my sister always requests this when I offer to bring a dish). I have served it with lobster (and also scallops, chicken, pork, grilled steak). It is even more fabulous with chanterelles subbing for the shitake if those are available to you. First two steps, I always do ahead. I saute the mushrooms and finish the dish just before serving.


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