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Help - what can I serve with pan fried chicken breasts cooked with capers, white wine vinegar, lemon and garlic?

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thedolly Sun 28-Jun-09 19:07:52

I need ideas - I don't want to do new potatoes or wedges.

Salad - what kind?

It's for a book group supper, so serving 8.

Any ideas on dessert would also be appreciated.

TIA smile

HuffwardlyRudge Sun 28-Jun-09 19:13:43

Rice. Brown, probably. And I'd do a hot, crunchy green veg rather than salad. French beans maybe? Or roast asparagus?

Summer pudding?

snigger Sun 28-Jun-09 19:19:33

Buttered tagliatelle with maybe some fresh tarragon through it, to offset the potential acidity of lemon/capers/vinegar?

Have a soft baby leaf salad on the side or as another course?

I'd definitely have a fruity pudding.

thedolly Sun 28-Jun-09 19:42:28

Do people like summer pudding? I do, although I've never made it before. Do you serve cream with it?

Cies Sun 28-Jun-09 19:50:39

What about strawberries and cream for pudding, with some meringues as well if you like.

LyraSilvertongue Sun 28-Jun-09 19:51:17

Couc cous?

LyraSilvertongue Sun 28-Jun-09 19:52:23

Oops, cous cous.

bellavita Sun 28-Jun-09 19:54:30

I was just going to suggest what snigger said.. you beat me to it grin

thedolly Sun 28-Jun-09 20:02:52

cous cous - with some flavour?

Thunderduck Sun 28-Jun-09 20:05:25

I'd roast some asparagus and perhaps serve it with Nigella's bean mash instead of potatoes. here

thedolly Sun 28-Jun-09 20:19:11

Thunderduck - have you had that bean mash before? Is it cannellini beans? Sounds yum to me but I'd probably make 2 tins serve 4.

notevenamousie Sun 28-Jun-09 20:20:51

Rocket with real lemon juice, maybe Lyonnaise potatoes - you know, that layered stuff, is that the right name?

Pudding - good quality vanilla ice cream w berries and homemade chocolate sauce (a slab of G+B's and a pot of single cream, warmed).

Thunderduck Sun 28-Jun-09 20:28:23

I made it yesterday and it was really nice. I did add a little chicken stock to it, and I used cannellini beans.

thedolly Sun 28-Jun-09 21:06:38

Does anyone like white chocolate sauce? I think it would be yummy with berries. G+B white choc of course.

Thunderduck Sun 28-Jun-09 21:25:19

I do.grin

Thunderduck Sun 28-Jun-09 21:26:22

Oh and I added a little more garlic than the recipe calls for,but I really love garlic.

ilovemydogandmrobama Sun 28-Jun-09 21:29:18

like snigger's idea of tagliatelle, but what about with lemon zest and parsley?

thedolly Sun 28-Jun-09 22:19:16

I'm liking the tagliatelle idea. I don't use parsley much so maybe it's time to try.

Thanks alot for the ideas smile.

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