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Help! Daughter's birthday dinner tonight: she has requested fettuccine Alfredo. What else should I serve? She specified NO FISH!

I am planning to make fennel and blood orange salad from the NYT Cookbook to serve with it....there will be children, adults, and grandparents present, so we need a little meat.

asked by Waverly about 5 years ago
7 answers 5778 views
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Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

added about 5 years ago

Why don't you add some bacon or pancetta to the pasta? It's such a hearty dish, I can't imagine eating a whole separate meat dish with it. The rest of your menu sounds great, but I'm biased... :)

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sexyLAMBCHOPx

Chops is a trusted home cook.

added about 5 years ago

How about some crispy coated chicken breasts? http://www.food52.com/recipes... or http://www.food52.com/recipes...

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hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

added about 5 years ago

I'd probably just do a simple grilled chicken breast, which could be sliced and served over the pasta for those who want meat. For me the pasta and salad would be plenty!

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amysarah

amysarah is a trusted home cook.

added about 5 years ago

I also think you want to stick to something pretty light with Fettuccine Alfredo. If you want a separate dish (instead of adding pancetta to the pasta - which would be great) - you could do a simple sauteed chicken paillard or maybe veal scallopini with lemon. Very old school, but still delicious.

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sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added about 5 years ago

Chicken here too! Love it with a simple grilled chicken.

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added about 5 years ago

Pasta, salad and Italian bread would be enough for me; if you like the idea of grilled chicken, this has been a mainstay in our family forever, you don't have to marinate it for so long ... http://food52.com/recipes...


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added about 5 years ago

My daughter's favorite is a spicy chicken strips..."lightly" blackened. The contrast to the Alfredo sauce is nice.