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side dishes for meat dishes

Postby wargarden » January 10th, 2020, 8:55 pm

I am making a beef rib roast this weekend.
I am looking for side dishes to go with it.
I have starches covered with potato gratin,parker house rolls and yorkshire pudding.
I looking for lite tasting vegetable dishes.

ps please don't post strong tasting brassica dishes.
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Re: side dishes for meat dishes

Postby Pepper Pig » January 10th, 2020, 9:00 pm

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Re: side dishes for meat dishes

Postby suffolk » January 10th, 2020, 9:57 pm

At this time of year a favourite green vegetable side dish to go with a roast in this family is steamed purple sprouting broccoli dressed with a little melted butter, a squeeze of lemon juice and ground black pepper.
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Re: side dishes for meat dishes

Postby suffolk » January 10th, 2020, 10:18 pm

Another favourite would be steamed cauliflower with a bechamel sauce with a little grated nutmeg ... but you’re having potatoes au gratin. I presume this is with a creamy sauce? If you had roasted or hassleback potatoes instead of the gratin, the the cauliflower with white sauce would be fine.
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Re: side dishes for meat dishes

Postby earthmaiden » January 10th, 2020, 10:20 pm

In the UK we tend to just serve assorted vegetables alongside that kind of meal. I was taught to provide a mix of colours so would go for root veg such as glazed carrots and/or roast pumpkin or squash. Many people like roast celeriac and parsnips but I don't. I would also provide something green. If you don't like cabbage, broccoli or Brussels sprouts then probably garden peas (frozen at this time of year) - green beans are not in season and not always nice frozen. You could also do braised red cabbage https://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/col ... ith-apples (not sure if that's officially a brassica or not!)
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Re: side dishes for meat dishes

Postby Suelle » January 11th, 2020, 7:19 am

I usually keep the vegetable dishes simple with a roast, not necessarily adding any extra flavours. With beef, at this time of year, I'd probably cook carrots and a mix of leeks, cabbage and a little black kale just wilted quickly then braised in butter. Which doesn't help you at all.

This is a good side dish using root veg, as it doesn't have to have last minute preparation:
https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/par ... eriac-bake
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Re: side dishes for meat dishes

Postby StokeySue » January 11th, 2020, 10:01 am

I thought I posted on this thread last night
I probably would serve a fairly robust brassica such as Brussels sprouts or cavolo nero but apart from that
Glazed carrots
Roast parsnips
Mashed swede (rutabaga)
Braised celery - the easy way of doing this someone on here told me, prepare the celery and put it in a foil parcel with seasoning, butter and a splash of liquid preferably beef stock but water will do, close tightly and put in the oven for about 45 minutes though obviously that’s quite variable
Leeks, any style
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Re: side dishes for meat dishes

Postby Herbidacious » January 11th, 2020, 10:10 am

StokeySue wrote:I thought I posted on this thread last night


You put it on the feeling old thread, Sue.
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Re: side dishes for meat dishes

Postby Seatallan » January 11th, 2020, 11:08 am

wargarden wrote:I am making a beef rib roast this weekend.
I am looking for side dishes to go with it.
I have starches covered with potato gratin,parker house rolls and yorkshire pudding.
I looking for lite tasting vegetable dishes.

ps please don't post strong tasting brassica dishes.


I think I'd just keep it simple Wargarden. I'd probably go for carrot batons and steamed leeks. Sounds lovely! :chops:
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Re: side dishes for meat dishes

Postby earthmaiden » January 11th, 2020, 11:37 am

This is very interesting, I have never cooked or been served leeks of any sort with a roast dinner. I am fond of them and would be happy to eat them though :chops: !
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Re: side dishes for meat dishes

Postby scullion » January 11th, 2020, 11:42 am

i was thinking carrots and broccoli - with maybe mashed swede or mashed sweet potato.
i had to look up the rolls - would you eat those with the main meal or are they to go with a soup course?
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Re: side dishes for meat dishes

Postby Prettykiwicrazy » January 11th, 2020, 2:20 pm

If you're having three types of carbs already with your main , with one cooked in cream as well, then I'd just add whichever veg you like, lightly steamed
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Re: side dishes for meat dishes

Postby Gruney » January 12th, 2020, 6:44 pm

Please do let us know what you eventually provided, and how it went
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Re: side dishes for meat dishes

Postby Pepper Pig » January 12th, 2020, 6:48 pm

And little details like how many you are cooking for.
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Re: side dishes for meat dishes

Postby WWordsworth » January 12th, 2020, 7:28 pm

I like cabbage stir fried in butter with a few caraway seeds, or a carrot and swede mash.
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Re: side dishes for meat dishes

Postby wargarden » January 13th, 2020, 1:23 am

As I said; I needed to avoid cabbage related vegetables.
I went with something simple since I had 8 instead 6 as I
originally expected so with 3 hours notice i went with
green bean almondine. with frozen green beans.
For dessert i went with tomato soup cake, caramel glazed
white cake and fruit cocktail cake.
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Re: side dishes for meat dishes

Postby earthmaiden » January 13th, 2020, 6:40 am

Sounds lovely. I hope everyone enjoyed it.
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Re: side dishes for meat dishes

Postby Seatallan » January 13th, 2020, 1:12 pm

Does indeed sound good... :chops:
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