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I'm kind of at a loss for what to side up with this recipe for chili lime shrimp (basically broiled in a chili lime marinade).

I have a roasted radish side I was planning but could use some other suggestions. I love quinoa, but the bf is not as big a fan. He prefers rice.

Thanks! :)

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  1. So make rice then. Add in some chopped fresh herbs & serve your nice shrimp atop.

    1. a coconut rice? maybe with mango?

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      1. re: perk

        Ah, I'm so not a fan of coconut...and I hate having to prep mango.

      2. this is an Asian preparation?

        Rice?
        Stir fried veggies?
        Summer rolls?

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        1. re: C. Hamster

          Good question - it's really what it says - chili powder, a smidge of brown sugar, lime, some red pepper flake. It's broiled after marinating.

          I'm thinking Asian - which is why I plan on roasted radishes which are done with some soy and sesame seeds and are delicious.

          1. re: CurlieGlamourGirlie

            Is this the Epicurious recipe? I make it all the time with the avocado. I serve over cilantro-lime rice with a green salad and Goddess dressing. Yum!

            1. re: Njchicaa

              Yes it is!! Glad to hear it's a successful one! :)

              1. re: Njchicaa

                Wound up doing the cilantro lime rice and corn and black bean salsa.

                That epicurious recipe for the shrimp is awesome! :)

          2. How about a corn and black bean salsa.
            And the rice.

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            1. re: jmcarthur8

              Ooh - do you have a recipe for the salsa???

              1. re: CurlieGlamourGirlie

                I usually just throw together some rinsed black beans, fresh or frozen corn, some minced jalapeño, salsa, cumin, cilantro, onion and garlic. Maybe some red bell peppers or some canned green chilies. Salt and pepper to taste. A good dose of the cumin and the cilantro is key for me. Oh , and some olive oil, too, and fresh lime juice.

                I looked at lots of recipes online, and they are pretty similar, so I just make it till it looks good and tastes good to me. It needs to sit in the fridge and chill for a while to be really good.

              2. re: jmcarthur8

                Guacamole salad, plus the corn and black bean salsa and cilantro lime rice

                or

                black bean and tortilla soup

              3. I agree w/ the rice, do a cilantro lime rice. You just add lime juice to the cooking water, and mix in the cilantro at the end.

                The corn and black bean salsa idea sounds good too.

                1. Cilantro lime rice?

                  1. Perhaps the wrong time of year, but I would consider serving it with gazpacho.

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                    1. re: HouseSparrow

                      Definitely the wrong time of year to turn out a Gazpacho. And I think the OP is looking for a more substantial side dish.

                      1. re: Bacardi1

                        +1 for cilantro lime rice. And I would add a slaw with avocado, cilantro and lime. maybe even tortillas?

                        for Asian, a slaw would still work just add ginger and soy, peanuts on top. Also rice noodles or even rice paper for wrapping them in, with sides of lettuce, mint and bean sprouts. Or just lettuce wraps if you don't want to work with rice paper.