What side dishes best compliment this fettuccine alfredo dish?

I was wondering what would make a good side dish (salad, bread types, etc.) for a fettuccine alfredo dish.

The main entree is a fettuccine alfredo dish with chicken, asparagus and a little bit of chopped mushroom. The sauce is heavy cream with sauvignon blanc wine, nutmeg, and parmesan. Also, it will be served with cabernet sauvignon wine as the main beverage.

What kinds of salads, breads, vegetables, desserts, etc. would you recommend? Thanks so much for any suggestions!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Mozzarella And Tomato Salad

    4 large tomatoes

    4 tablespoons olive oil

    ground black pepper to taste

    10 ounces mozzarella cheese, thickly sliced

    8 leaves fresh basil, torn into strips

    Chop tomatoes in half, then slice finely; arrange on four plates. Trickle a tablespoon of olive oil over each serving, and sprinkle with black pepper. Lay slices of cheese over tomatoes, and strips of basil over cheese. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.

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    Sauteed Spinach

    1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

    1 (10 ounce) bag spinach leaves

    1 1/2 teaspoons garlic salt

    1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

    Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the spinach to the skillet and cover; allow to cook 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic salt and cover again for another 5 minutes; remove from heat. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese to serve.

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    Classic Tiramisu

    6 egg yolks

    1 1/4 cups white sugar

    1 1/4 cups mascarpone cheese

    1 3/4 cups heavy whipping cream

    2 (12 ounce) packages ladyfingers

    1/3 cup coffee flavored liqueur

    1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting

    1 (1 ounce) square semisweet chocolate

    Combine egg yolks and sugar in the top of a double boiler, over boiling water. Reduce heat to low, and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and whip yolks until thick and lemon colored.

    Add mascarpone to whipped yolks. Beat until combined. In a separate bowl, whip cream to stiff peaks. Gently fold into yolk mixture and set aside.

    Split the lady fingers in half, and line the bottom and sides of a large glass bowl. Brush with coffee liqueur. Spoon half of the cream filling over the lady fingers. Repeat ladyfingers, coffee liqueur and filling layers. Garnish with cocoa and chocolate curls. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.

    To make the chocolate curls, use a vegetable peeler and run it down the edge of the chocolate bar.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The Alfredo sauce is very rich, so a vegetable with some bite to it would be good -- maybe sauteed broccoli rabe with a little garlic. Or maybe some asparagus roasted in the oven with some lemon juice and zest sprinkled over right before serving. You don't need any bread with a pasta, but a salad before or after the entree would be good.

    By the way, I'd serve the sauvignon blanc with the meal, not the cab sauvignon. It complements the dish and the folks at Food & Wine suggest it also.

    Hope it turns out to be a splendid meal!

  • 1 decade ago

    Sourdough bread, stick it in the oven for a few minutes.

    Also if you get those crecsents or breadsticks from Pillsbury, in a cup mix dill, butter, garlic, and sea salt and melt it in the microwave for a few seconds, brush it on the dough and then bake its delicious.

    As for Salad you can try a spinach strawberry salad with dried mango and balsamic vinaigrette.

    sounds good...

    good luck!

  • The asparagus doesn't sound as good to me as steamed broccoli. If you want salad, I'd say either a nice Italian salad or a nice vinaigrette (maybe a raspberry vinaigrette). Or maybe some bread sticks or garlic bread, brushetta maybe.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Caesar or greek salad, cheesy garlic toast or big crusty rolls, steamed carrots or broccoli/cauliflower combo.

    It would also be good with a side of grilled shrimp with garlic butter.

    And something light like fruit and yogurt for dessert.

  • 1 decade ago

    Sounds good.

    French bread sounds good to me.

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