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Old 08-28-2007, 01:51 PM   #1
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ISO - Portobello 'Fries' Dipping Sauce

I have made portobello 'fries' as a side, but would like a knock-your-socks-off dipping sauce to go with as an appy. Any ideas?

(If you've never tried 'em, here's a sample recipe)

http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/reci..._25462,00.html

Thinking about serving them with pears & brie (maybe some figs) - so need a complimentary dip. TIA

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Old 08-28-2007, 02:09 PM   #2
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Are you going to use the Montreal Steak seasoning? To me that would matter in terms of matching with a sauce.

I'd probably not use the Steak seasoning, and use something more traditionally Italian, like an Italian seasoning mix or maybe some basil/oregano/thyme, etc. and salt.

A dipping sauce? I might go with a basil/parsley pesto sauce.

If you use the steak seasoning, that might bring out a meaty taste. Then I might use a good EVOO-based dipping sauce.
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I'm thinking nix the Montreal steak seasoning and go for a ponzu type sauce.

To me, the pears, brie, and figs would still go nicely with the ponzu.

In this case I would maybe marinate in a garlic, ginger, brown sugar, green onion, soy type marinade (not for very long, maybe 15 minutes or so). The brown sugar would compliment the pears, brie, and figs IMHO and the marinade would compliment the ponzu too.
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Are you going to use the Montreal Steak seasoning? To me that would matter in terms of matching with a sauce.

I'd probably not use the Steak seasoning, and use something more traditionally Italian, like an Italian seasoning mix or maybe some basil/oregano/thyme, etc. and salt.

A dipping sauce? I might go with a basil/parsley pesto sauce.

If you use the steak seasoning, that might bring out a meaty taste. Then I might use a good EVOO-based dipping sauce.
Hadn't thought of italian dressing for cooking the 'fries'. I used a little worcestershire, but balsamic just popped into my head.

Hadn't thought of pesto as a dipping sauce - now my brain is thinking maybe tomato pesto or tomato jam? Thought about horsey radish - but that might be too strong. Whadda ya think? Thanks jenny.

BTW, the porto fries make a nice side to a burger as well as avocado fries.
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I'm thinking nix the Montreal steak seasoning and go for a ponzu type sauce.

To me, the pears, brie, and figs would still go nicely with the ponzu.

In this case I would maybe marinate in a garlic, ginger, brown sugar, green onion, soy type marinade (not for very long, maybe 15 minutes or so). The brown sugar would compliment the pears, brie, and figs IMHO and the marinade would compliment the ponzu too.
Saw the ponzu, hadn't thought of it for the pears & brie. Luv the garlic, ginger & soy sauce idea. YUM!!! Thank you.
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Ponzu would be very interesting ... but in that case, I'd probably not use the parmesan cheese in the crust. Ponzu would be good with brie, though, and pear.

I think tomato would be very good. Now I am thinking maybe a tapenade and not a pesto? A tapenade with sundried tomatoes? I love their deep taste.

I like the horseradish though I'll have to think about that more. Not sure about it and pears ...
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Ponzu would be very interesting ... but in that case, I'd probably not use the parmesan cheese in the crust. Ponzu would be good with brie, though, and pear.

I think tomato would be very good. Now I am thinking maybe a tapenade and not a pesto? A tapenade with sundried tomatoes? I love their deep taste.

I like the horseradish though I'll have to think about that more. Not sure about it and pears ...
I'm liking your tapenade idea, jenny. Keep those ideas coming.
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Hold the Montreal, Hold the Sauce, I'll take a double order of the fried 'shrooms!!
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I'm thinking we just like to eat!!!!
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I'm thinking we just like to eat!!!!

Your thinking would be correct!!! An excellent observation!!!
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