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jambalaya veggie side dish

rcburli Nov 17, 2011 01:08 PM

I've been asked to bring a veggie side dish to a dinner party where jambalaya is the main dish.

I was thinking about braising turnip greens or something like that.
Any other thoughts?


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    rcburli RE: rcburli Nov 17, 2011 01:33 PM

    Should have searched first...found this.


    1. Zeldog RE: rcburli Nov 18, 2011 07:43 PM

      Greens would be fine, but if you want to get fancy and really cajun, how about maque choux? It's basically corn, onions, bell peppers sauteed in butter with some herbs and spices. Here's a typical recipe. The cream is optional (I prefer without), as are the colors of the bell peppers you use.


      If you can't find fresh corn, cook up something else. This won't be the same with canned or frozen.

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        rvlaw RE: rcburli May 8, 2013 07:38 PM

        In lieu of a vegie dish I make a cucumber salad. The cool fresh taste of cucumber is great with the spicy jambalaya.

        Peel ,chop and seed 2 or three cucumbers ( about 2 1/2 cups). Add 1/4 cup of plain yogurt and mix lightly. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and a table spoon of finely chopped chives.
        Chill until served.

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