Archive for the ‘Sides’ Category

Sourdough Dressing

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

This is a wet dressing that goes well with any poultry. It's savory and easy to make. If you chose to use a vegetable stock instead of chicken or turkey stock, it's even vegetarian, if that floats your boat. This is another must-have Thanksgiving side at our ...

Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

This is an Alton Brown recipe. It's new to our Thanksgiving table this year. Here's the link to the original recipe. Since it doesn't require any oven space, it's a great Thanksgiving side dish. It was very easy to make and very tasty. I used salted butter ...

Garlic Bread

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

This is a quick and easy garlic bread. I served this along with my spaghetti sauce over pasta. It completed a lovely hearty meal for a chilly rainy day. Garlic Bread Serves 8 1 loaf of french bread, about 1 lb weight 4 tbsp salted butter, melted 2 cloves garlic, pressed Preheat the oven ...

Stir Fried Peas and Mushrooms

Monday, November 10th, 2008

This was a quick veggie side dish to go with some potstickers and rice. It's very simple, but easy to add to as well. Next time I'll probably add some garlic and a splash of oyster sauce. Stir Fried Peas and Mushrooms Serves 4 12 oz snow peas 8 oz whole button ...

Sautéed Zucchini

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

Sautéed zucchini is a common side dish in our house. We both love zucchini, so it makes regular appearances as a side, whether roasted, sautéed, grilled, or prepared in some other way. Sautéed Zucchini Serves 4 8 small zucchini, about 2 pounds total ½ tbsp olive oil OR butter kosher salt black pepper Slice the zucchini ...

Roasted Winter Squash

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

Winter squash is a lovely side dish, and when it's good it stands all on its own. It roasts at the same time and temperature as the roast chicken below, so it's a great additional side dish for that as well as for most any winter oven bake. ...

Roasted Butternut Squash Cubes

Friday, September 12th, 2008

This is a quick and easy side as long as you buy the pre-cubed butternut squash. It's also not too much more trouble to peel and cube a whole one if you have the time and inclination (here's a Slashfood video demonstration). It cooked alongside the pork tenderloin ...

Grilled Carrots and Asparagus

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Foil packets are a great way to cook delicate things on the grill. Tonight's salmon was cooked in foil, as were the asparagus and carrots accompanying the meal. I got thin asparagus spears and julienned the carrots so that they would cook in about the same time as ...

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

This is a great way to prepare brussels sprouts. Give this a try, even if you think you don't like them. The roasting brings out the vegetable flavors without any unpleasant sulfurous odor or aftertaste, and the crispness of the outer leaves makes a lovely contrast to the ...

Fried Green Tomatoes

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

As heirloom tomatoes are in great abundance even in the grocery stores these days, I've been taking full advantage and having them every chance I get. I adore summer tomatoes :D This is an easy recipe to enjoy some green tomatoes. Fried Green Tomatoes Serves 4 as an appetizer 3 large green tomatoes ...