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Old 03-19-2006, 07:53 AM   #11
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An entirely different idea is quartered roasted new potatoes. And then some asparagus for your veggie. The pilaf would be better than risotto for this--risotto is often more of a stand alone dish.

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Old 04-03-2007, 02:12 PM   #12
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I'm new to this forum, but I registered just to see if anyone had an idea for an side dish for a leg of lamb I'm serving this Easteer Sunday. I would love something I could make ahead. Would ratatouille be overwhelming? And rice of some sort or another? I would be grateful for any ideas.

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Old 04-03-2007, 02:15 PM   #13
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I happened to run across this thread and since people might be cooking lamb for Easter thought I'd throw in my new favorite recipe. I came across a recipe for Red Wine and Radicchio Risotto. It was great! I served some traditionally-cooked collard greens with this. It was a very nice combination.

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Old 04-03-2007, 04:40 PM   #14
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Besides the rice and asparagus, I usually make a spinach salad with strawberries, red onion, and walnuts. It is really good with poppy seed dressing, and the fresh spinach and strawberries tie into the fresh spring vegatable theme.
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Old 04-03-2007, 05:08 PM   #15
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Your menu sounds delicious, however, I'd like to offer up a suggestion.
hummus, pits, roasted veggies, spanakopita, etc.
I do hope you don't intend to serve "etc." with all these hors d'oeuvre you've listed. If you fill your guests up with appys, they won't enjoy your featured menu nearly so much.

IMO, appys are meant to just whet the appetite, and set up the meal. I would go with just one of those choices you listed, along with a glass of crisp Greek white wine such as Moschofilero. Then everyone will be anxious to dig into your lamb chops and risotto!

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Old 08-18-2007, 06:36 PM   #16
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Thumbs up Lamb Chops

Hello. I'm new also. AND I really know I'm going to like it here!!

What great ideas and recipes!!!

Thanks for the input.
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Old 08-19-2007, 12:07 AM   #17
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I was thinking of doing a stuffed portabella mushroom wraped in filo dough and baked till nice and brown would be a dynamite side. stuffed with wild schrooms and schallots a splash of good red wine s&p go for it
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Old 05-08-2008, 05:18 PM   #18
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Lamb Chop Sides

I agree with the asparagus and risotto suggestion but once again, hard on time. I have adapted to making a cream of asparagus soup as a 2nd course (after appetizer) and serving the lamb with a rice casserole (with dried cranberries, apricots, and pine nuts) as well as a side salad with a home made feta dressing. The soup, rice casserole, and feta dressing can all be made day before with initial heating on the night of event.
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Old 05-09-2008, 02:07 AM   #19
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Amen for the doing ahead!

Saturday night I'm staging a "Rack of Lamb Tasting Dinner" in support of my thesis, and preparing three different recipes of Rack of Lamb. One of the dishes has an accompanying dish of an Eggplant relish... making that and a Farro risotto tomorrow night, along with the salad dressing, so Saturday will just be dealing with the fresh bread and the three racks...

Whew! I'll be glad when its over!

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