A friend is having a holiday dinner for ladies from work. She plans on serving shrimp in a gruyere sauce in crepes. She would like to add a sidedish which would cut the "richness" of the sauce. Suggestions?
A crisp salad would do the trick. I find that going a little heavier on the vinegar definitely helps when I make cole slaw to go with my husband's pulled pork, which is very rich.
I would serve a hot vegetable as well as a salad.
I love broccoli rabe sautéed with garlic it pairs beautifully with something rich.
Cauliflower, asparagus, spinach and Broccoli are natural pairings with cheese sauce, they can be steamed or roasted
This recipe looks spectacular. I would probably omit the Parmesan though.