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Fruit side dishes
Wed 31-Mar-10
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Michelle from Oregon
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Hi Everyone!

I have been put in charge of brining a fruit side dish for Easter lunch. I have been racking my brain trying to figure out something different, other than a fruit salad, or a jello (jelly? gellatine?) salad. Looking at the forum, nobody had put up a catigory for fruit sides, so here we go......

Anyone have any good fruit side dishes? Please don't be shy, just because what you make you may think its common, someone else may not of heard of it.....

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Wed 31-Mar-10
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You could go for the less obvious fruits - a salad of avocado and tomato perhaps?  (With mozarella, basil and plenty of black pepper.  I'm making myself hungry now!)

Or fruits de mer - prawns etc.  Or in fact prawns with the salad above - lots of my favourite things in one place there!  i_am_hungry")" src="http://suzannemcminn.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/hungry.gif" alt="i_am_hungry" />

How about trying your hand at fruit carving? 

Good luck whatever you make.  Ok

Wed 31-Mar-10
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Eton mess- crushed meringue, cream and raspberries can be adapted for any fruit ( tho' rasps are the KING of fruits).

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Now is this to go with a main course or is it a sweet?   We seem to have conflicting ideas.

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I'd say a side dish is meant to go with a main course, like a salad or veg.

There probably isn't time to make spiced pears. Would some sort of chutney count, or is that an accompaniment and not a side dish?

Wed 31-Mar-10
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If it's a side dish I'd choose the fruit according to the main meal.

If it's lamb what about something like a chunky rhubarb or spicy plum sauce? Turkey could work with a cranberry salad - shredded cabbage, carrots, parsley and chopped dried cranberries. Possibly with a sweet vinagrette. Or grilled pears - I had those when out for lunch at the weekend and they were tasty.

Good luck!

Wed 31-Mar-10
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Well I am looking for side dishes, but I may have to go ahead and bring Eton Mess too, that sounds fabulous!

When my family gets together there always is more than one main course so everyone can find something they like. This holiday the main courses are turkey breast, ham, and BBQ ribs. Interesting combo, huh?

Shereen, love the cranberry salad idea, you don't see too many recipes for fruit that go for the savory element -vs- the sweet.

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Salad of thinly sliced orange with grated carrot,chopped apple and nuts.

Coleslaw with grapes and cucumber and apple.

Cold roasted beetroot,apple and onion with cranberries.

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Can I suggest that if you have a regular coleslaw - add some grated cheese to it - very more-ish!

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Which did you go for in the end?

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I did a batch of slaw like Shereen suggested, a bag of pre-shredded cabbage and carrots, 2 big handfulls of dried cranberries, and I found a recipe for a cranberry vinagrette that I tossed the whole thing in. It was suprisingly good! And it went over big with everyone too!

I also did do a batch of Eton Mess, with strawberries since raspberries are way too expensive right now. The kids REALLY LIKED that!

This quest does have me curious though, there have to be recipes for fruit dishes with a savory aspect vs sweet. Why are they so uncommon or unused?

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Tue 6-Apr-10
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Michelle from Oregon said:

This quest does have me curious though, there have to be recipes for fruit dishes with a savory aspect vs sweet. Why are they so uncommon or unused?


From a personal point of view, the idea of fruit with a main meal is just very wrong.  The Australians and New Zealanders, though, used, in the 70s and 80s, to mix the two.  Perhaps you should investigate their recipes?

I'll try that again!

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When I was working and had a school lunch, my fantastic cook used to make me the most wonderful salad in which she put strawberries, grapes, peaches and apples.  It was so so good.   I also like  a curry with bananas or raisins.   Chef

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Michelle from Oregon said:

I did a batch of slaw like Shereen suggested, a bag of pre-shredded cabbage and carrots, 2 big handfulls of dried cranberries, and I found a recipe for a cranberry vinagrette that I tossed the whole thing in. It was suprisingly good! And it went over big with everyone too!

I also did do a batch of Eton Mess, with strawberries since raspberries are way too expensive right now. The kids REALLY LIKED that!

This quest does have me curious though, there have to be recipes for fruit dishes with a savory aspect vs sweet. Why are they so uncommon or unused?


 Oh, colour me flattered! EmbarassedLaugh

As for the savoury fruit dishes- I quite often include fruit in savoury meals. Apricots in tagines, sultanas in chicken stuffing and my current favourite is spicy plum sauce with roast pork belly. In all 3 cases the fruit sweetness comes through, but the dish is definitely savoury.

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Prunes added to lamb or pork works well too as well as apples and onions with a slow cooked pork roast. I often add fruit to salads or fruit juice to a rice dish when used cold for a salad.

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