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Need ideas for side dishes on NYE.

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  • Rheta Dec 30, 2011 08:16 AM
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Going to be grilling tenderloin filets and lobster tails for New Years Eve. Anyone have any ideas for side dishes that would go well with surf and turf? Thanks.

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  1. are you planning cocktails and apps before? 1st courses? what about dessert? that will help us offer better suggestions.

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    1. re: hotoynoodle

      Its not a big party. Just an intimate dinner for two. I just want something different. Maybe a nice salad of some kind. Probably don't really need a starch. Maybe just some nice bread. And of course we're drinking sparkling wine. I came here because you guys always give me such great ideas. Thanks. Happy New Year!

      1. re: Rheta

        ah! very nice. what about creamed spinach? roasted mushrooms would go well also. add a little sherry and butter to those!

        have fun!

        1. re: hotoynoodle

          That sounds good. Thanks!

    2. I saw asparagus today at my market that looked fresh (but $3.50/lb) and you could always fancy it up with hollandaise. Asparagus is my go-to veg for an elegant dinner.
      If you are in the mood for a starch, we like extra crispy 'crashed potatoes'
      http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/20...

      Enjoy

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      1. re: PamelaD

        I agree about asparagus but only when it's in season where I am. At present all we can get are the pretty tasteless South American imports which means I'd pass on it for another 5 months

        As hotoynoodle, upthread, I'd go for mushrooms in some form - they work with both the surf and turf. Maybe something of a ragout, so you could introduce some rehydrated "specialist" mushies along with some fresh.

        1. re: Harters

          asparagus is long out of season here as well. yes, it can be had, at almost $4 per pound! lol. in summer it's closer to $1.50 and far more tasty. for me i'll say no thanks til june.