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, tonight's dinner will be risotto made with a spicy octopus broth...what do I serve as a side vegetable? Help me out!

asked by @jfreemanslade over 7 years ago

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francesca gilberti
francesca gilberti

Francesca is the former Assistant Editor of food52 and believes you can make anything out of farro.

added over 7 years ago

Not to be cliché, given the season, but hey, nice, spring asparagus with olive oil, lemon zest and salt would be perfect on the side. Are you serving the dish in a bowl? Or try this wonderful food52 salad winner: http://www.food52.com/recipes...

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Tee
Tee
added over 7 years ago

I always like a classic side to risotto, usually served in Italy, too. Mixed green salad, add an avocado for different texture or grilled asparagus for zing. Classic simple dressing with good balsamic vinegar and olive oil and salt. The acidity will complement the risotto well.

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Summer of Eggplant
added over 7 years ago

Rapini sauteed with a little garlic and some parmesan added at the end.

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healthierkitchen
added over 7 years ago

If the vegetable will be on the same plate with the spicy broth, I'd probably go plainer with the vegetable and do roasted asparagus or brocolli so that when the broth runs the flavors won't clash. But the absurdly addictive asparagus is just that - it's delicious!

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jessfscarbone
added over 7 years ago

Thanks, everyone, your suggestions were super-helpful--we ended up roasting broccoli rabe with lots of salt and crushed red pepper, which gave it a great crispy texture like kale chips...that and a tangy tomato-and-bread salad made a perfect dinner!

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healthierkitchen
added over 7 years ago

Great choice - sounds delicious!

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