(Closed) Opinion- sides with shrimp alfredo?

posted 5 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

I love grilled zucchini and roasted broccoli as sides sounds delicious!

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

and to me, bread does not count- bread is merely a vehicle for the leftover sauce :p

Damn, I was going to suggest breadsticks, lol. I like your description. It made me lol.

I would do a veggie like broccoli. We did broccoli and snap peas fried in olive oil on the stove. That was awesome.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

What about sauteed spinach? I also like the grilled zucchini and broccoli options!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Maybe broccoli rabe or spinach.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@ForeverBirds:  I usually make a green side so I don’t end up gorging myself on pasta when I made alfredo or spagetti.  That said, I count a salad as a green side and call it a day usually.  But I have gone to only eating one side with dinner since my FH doesn’t really eat veggies and it seems silly to make two veggies he won’t eat so I generally make myself a double portion of one veggie (usually broccoli.)

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

What about grilled fresh asparagus?  Saute it with olive oil and a little soy sauce, yummy.  🙂

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

Creamed, sauteed spinach, grilled asparagus, or sauteed French green beans.  Maybe crab cakes?

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I consider shrimp alfredo to be a one-dish meal, so with bread and a green salad to start I think you’ll be fine.  If you really want to have sides, a green vegetable (steamed broccoli with lemon?) and maybe roasted carrots/parsnips would be good.  But as a guest I wouldn’t find it odd to be served a pasta dish with no sides like I would if it were, say, a steak with no sides. 

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’d do green beans or the roasted broccoli. Yum!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@ForeverBirds:  When I make mac and cheese (similar heavy, cheesy, bad for your thighs pasta), I make roasted tomatos and green beens or broccoli. Roasted tomatos are so easy– cut the 1 inch tomatos (any grape, roma, large cherry will do) in half and place on a foil lined, ungreased, cookie sheet. Sprinkle with basil, oregano, and parsley, bake at 350 for an hour or broil for 10 minutes. So good and light. That with a green veggie with a lemon are awesome sides.

 

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper

@ForeverBirds:  Grilled zucchini and grilled asparagus are both WONDERFUL with alfredo (or any other pasta) (or any other meal) (or as a delicious snack) (ok, I’ll quit)

My husband is a big meat & potatoes guy, but he LOVES him some grilled zucchini or asparagus. A little olive oil drizzle, some salt & pepper… easy as pie and SO good!!

Also, I always serve cottage cheese as a side dish when we have pasta. If you like it, it goes great with both red sauces and white ones.

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