Spicy Mint Beef
I'm doing some cooking for a woman I really want to impress. So here is what I'm making:
App/ Starter: ?
Main: Spicy Mint Beef
Dessert: a chocolate mousse/pudding/creme creation. It's very rich.
So my question/plea is this.I'm not too worried about the starter; but I need a side dish the is easy to prepare and will help cool the palate. So ideas...
Could you tell us a bit more about the spicy mint beef, or share the recipe? That will make it easier to recommend complementary dishes. What area/region does it hail from?
Edit: is it this recipe? http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/spicy-mint-beef-recipe/index.html
If so, I think this cucumber-mango-jicama salad would be a nice side (just cut back on the chile powder): http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ty...
You could serve the beef over plain jasmine rice, rice vermicelli, or the above-mentioned coconut rice.
Appetizer could be Tom Kha Gai soup? Or perhaps summer rolls with shrimp, dipped in hoisin sauce?