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Our kids are doing a shrimp boil for father's day, and asked me to bring a vegetable side dish. Any suggestions?

I'm looking for something that I can throw together in under an hour and serve warm or room temperature. There are 6 adults and 2 children (who probably won't eat it), and one of the adults avoids gluten.

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asked about 5 years ago

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cookbookchick
added about 5 years ago

How about a cold rice salad with various veggies? Recipes abound online, but a fine cook like you can easily improvise.

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drbabs
drbabs

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added about 5 years ago

great idea--there will be lots of starches, so that won't work today, but thanks!

Andrea Taylor
added about 5 years ago

What kind of veggies do you have on hand? Potato, onions, garlic, carrot, zucchini, eggplant? You could simple chop them and roast in the oven for 30 min with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and sea salt. Gorgeous, simple & delicious. Add some fresh herbs after you transfer to serving dish. You could also do a simple sauté of zucchini & sliced almonds (takes 5 min) Or bring a side salad. Good luck! Let us know what you made...

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drbabs
drbabs

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added about 5 years ago

Yes, i'm thinking this will work--I have a ton of broccoli.

Trena Heinrich
Trena Heinrich

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added about 5 years ago

How about giving this a try, it's one of my family's favorites and it's easy to put together. http://food52.com/recipes...
Have a great day with your family!

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pierino
pierino

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added about 5 years ago

Maque Choux. I'm sure you know how to make that Dr. B!

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drbabs
drbabs

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added about 5 years ago

I do, pierino--thanks! They are boiling corn with the shrimp, so they don't want another corn dish.

ATG117
added about 5 years ago

Corn salad, if you have corn. And a few other ideas:

http://food52.com/recipes...

http://food52.com/recipes...

http://food52.com/recipes...

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drbabs
drbabs

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added about 5 years ago

Thanks, ATG. All really great recipes; none of which my husband will eat. (Feta cheese, mustard, yogurt, may and anchovies are all no-go for him. Sigh.)

drbabs
drbabs

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added about 5 years ago

And the winner is: http://food52.com/recipes... Something for everyone, and I have some sweet onions that I'm going to roast with the broccoli also. Thanks to all of you for your great suggestions!!

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cookbookchick
added about 5 years ago

Oh, that's a good one! I've made it -- really delish.

drbabs
drbabs

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added about 5 years ago

It is, and the nut haters don't have to eat the almonds, and the oil avoiders can have the roast broccoli and sweet onions plain without the yummy dressing.

healthierkitchen
added about 5 years ago

You are very accommodating! Have a great time!

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