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Jan 26, 2013 08:34 AM

Son wants butter-poached lobster tails for B-Day Dinner - Sides?

Seventeenth birthday, just the family plus his (nearly 1 year!) girlfriend. I'm thinking maybe a good mac & cheese recipe, but would love some suggestions.

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  1. Wasabi Mashed Potatoes...and a green vegetable....Asparagus, Sugar Snap/Snow Pea Pods or Spinach.

    How about adding Truffles?

    1. If you know the GF well I might ask her if there is anything she would like or anything that him and her love to eat together.

      You really have a lot of options.

      Are you planning on doing a salad?

      Mashed potatoes or herbed potatoes like parsley potatoes, a green veggie looks nice on the plate, asparagus, green beans, brocoli, .

      I like the mac and cheese idea.

      a risotto or rice dish

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      1. re: Sandwich_Sister

        I was going to make a comment about what they both love to eat together but I won't. LOL
        Lobster and butter being so rich maybe something to offset them. A salad with mixed baby greens and a lemon juice/EVOL/ with fresh chopped tarragon and basil and a pinch of red chili flakes dressing?

      2. In "Fish Without a Doubt", Rick Moonen recommends serving butter-poached lobster on a bed of pureed cauliflower (or celery root and potato puree) with shavings of granny smith apple on top and more butter sauce spooned over all.

        I've never made this recipe, but I have made the butter sauce which is terrific. Here's a link to his recipe which includes the recipe for the butter sauce:

        1. My favorite place serves homemade chips with lobster! Delish

          1. Side dish? ;)

            Some crusty bread, a salad, maybe some rice or potatoes?

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            1. re: wyogal

              Agree - crusty bread, a salad and I'd do roasted potatoes.