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Need ideas for side dishes on NYE.

Rheta Dec 30, 2011 08:16 AM

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.

  1. hotoynoodle Dec 30, 2011 08:22 AM

    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
      Rheta Dec 30, 2011 09:09 AM

      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
        hotoynoodle Dec 30, 2011 09:42 AM

        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
          Rheta Dec 30, 2011 10:36 AM

          That sounds good. Thanks!

    2. PamelaD Dec 30, 2011 11:07 AM

      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'


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      1. re: PamelaD
        Harters Dec 30, 2011 11:18 AM

        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
          hotoynoodle Dec 30, 2011 11:47 AM

          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.

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