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Old 11-05-2008, 01:35 PM   #1
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I Need a Veggie Side Dish Suggestion for Osso Buco and Rissoto

We're having guests for dinner Saturday night.

I'm serving Osso Buco and Rissoto.

I need a suggestion for a veggie side, other than salad, to go with this.

Thanks for your help.
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:43 PM   #2
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Hey, Andy. You could do Italian green beans - saute some chopped onions and garlic in oil, add the beans and saute a few minutes, add a can (or two, depending on the number of guests) of diced tomatoes and some basil or oregano, and simmer till crisp-tender.

Or you could do a sauteed veggie medley with sliced zucchini, onions, garlic and red peppers with basil or oregano.

HTH.
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:44 PM   #3
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Maybe spinach or broccoli rabe. Sauteed in olive oil with some garlic and toasted pine nuts. Something a little bit bitter to play against your rich entree and creamy-textured risotto.
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Old 11-05-2008, 02:28 PM   #4
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Old 11-05-2008, 02:36 PM   #5
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do asparagus on the griddle pan, that should go quite nicely with it.
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Old 11-05-2008, 02:41 PM   #6
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why no incorporate some veggies in the Osso Buco and Rissoto

I love my veggies mixed in and part of the meal itself.
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Old 11-05-2008, 02:44 PM   #7
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In keeping with the italian theme:
Buy as much fennel as you think you need for amount of people eating
(you didn't mention # of people)
Remove fronds, cut off bottom end to get fresh end, then core the end.
Then cut bulbs vertically into oh, about 1" thick pieces. Salt & pepper to taste.
Saute in some butter and olive oil, just until getting slightly tender.
Then place all the fennel in a oblong baking dish, sprinkle liberally with
parmesan cheese and bake about 10 minutes,
until folk tender at 350 degrees, or until parm is slightly brown.
Or,
prep fennel as above, slice some onions like you would for a burger and
saute both until fennel in tender. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and serve.
Or before serving, stick under the broiler to brown cheese alittle bit.
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Old 11-05-2008, 02:52 PM   #8
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I would go for something like honey glazed carrots. Gardens peas would also do really well - a nice clean taste against the other two heavier dishes.
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Sauteed Escarole / Scarola Saltata
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Old 11-05-2008, 03:02 PM   #10
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In keeping with the italian theme:
Buy as much fennel as you think you need for amount of people eating
(you didn't mention # of people)
Remove fronds, cut off bottom end to get fresh end, then core the end.
Then cut bulbs vertically into oh, about 1" thick pieces. Salt & pepper to taste.
Saute in some butter and olive oil, just until getting slightly tender.
Then place all the fennel in a oblong baking dish, sprinkle liberally with
parmesan cheese and bake about 10 minutes,
until folk tender at 350 degrees, or until parm is slightly brown.
Or,
prep fennel as above, slice some onions like you would for a burger and
saute both until fennel in tender. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and serve.
Or before serving, stick under the broiler to brown cheese alittle bit.
I have been wanting to try fennel... you just gave me inspiration to do so!
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