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Spicy Mint Beef

judoka Dec 9, 2012 12:43 PM

Hi Folks,

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

Side: ?

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...

  1. ChristinaMason Dec 9, 2012 03:42 PM

    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?

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      foodieX2 Dec 9, 2012 01:04 PM

      I would think simple steamed rice or even orzo. Or maybe a coconut rice? That could be a nice cooling addition. Maybe some stir fried/sautéed ginger/garlic sugar snaps or green beans too.

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      1. re: foodieX2
        magiesmom Dec 9, 2012 02:54 PM

        coconut rice and maybe some raita, very cooling. And sugar snaps are a great idea.

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