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Prime Rib for Christmas dinner - any suggestions for sides?

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We've always had turkey and ham. I'm not sure what to serve with prime rib. Should I serve Brit style yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes etc. etc.? That seems rather boring but I cannot come up with special stuff to go with prime rib.

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curlywhite­dog1324397752.776365 PostsRegistered 6/2/2005Central NJ

Nice:

With prime rib the field for side dishes is wide open, we're having a prime rib roast with 2 kinds of potatoes, baked and garlic mashed. We're also having peas, fresh asparagus dinner rolls, caesar salad and apple sauce.

Maria

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rosie031324397827.3721 PostsRegistered 10/30/2007

we have prime rib every Christmas, baked potato with sour cream, cole slaw, a vegetable, rolls and an appetizer

dogluvrtoo1324398001.14471 PostsRegistered 1/12/2009

potato casserole, scalloped pineapple, green beans with almonds...

csv3201324398022.5576724 PostsRegistered 6/24/2007

Uncle Andy's Yorkshire pudding, roasted brussel sprouts, mashed potatoes and gravy.

Skylands1324398278.4336021 PostsRegistered 5/30/2010

Prime rib is the star! Potatoes, roasted or mashed, glazed carrots, homemade horseradish. Start with a light homemade soup or lovely salad. Enjoy!

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luvpuppies1324401954.8857 PostsRegistered 12/20/2011

I think dishes such as twice baked potatoes or garlic mashed potatoes, asparagus with hollandaise sauce. Start with a great salad with homemade dressing with homemade rolls with a herbed butter. This is very easy to do. Just soften butter and put what herbs you want and roll into plastic wrap and roll and shape how you want it. End it with a light dessert after a heavy meal. Good luck!!! Hint: warm plates and chill salad plates. We did this one year on our candlelight Christmas dinner when DH parents were visiting. My DH and I served everyone. It was such a memorable time. I cannot remember what sides I served since it has been almost twenty years ago. My inlaws were from out of town and staying with us during the holidays.

Sabatini21324402230.8132908 PostsRegistered 11/13/2010

I agree w/ offering yummy horseradish sauce, in addition to mashed potatoes & gravy. Also, a side of sautéed mushrooms, crisped & browned in butter.

I also suggest - popovers! Old fashioned, but fun!

ETA: a basic recipe

Popovers!

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Queen of S­cott1324416259.461031 PostsRegistered 3/24/2010
How about stuffed potatoes?

Rap21324416889.33713235 PostsRegistered 5/24/2006

Horseradish sauce and spiced mustard served in silver gravy boats to serve with the prime rib

Since this is an elaborate meat (like another poster said - it is the star) I would serve simple sides. How about red or new potatoes roasted in olive oil and dill. Sauted green beans with bacon and sliced almonds. Croissant rolls with herb butter. Rice pilaf might be a good side.

Dessert might be a more difficult decision. I don't think I would want a heavy dessert with this meal. White chocolate mousse perhaps?

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chrystaltr­ee1324416997.0611859 PostsRegistered 5/10/2010

I agree that the prime rib is the star of the meal; you don't have to go fancy with the side dishes. If I were serving beef, I would go with brussel sprouts, mashed potatoes (or baked), glazed carrots and popovers (or crescent rolls). Because that's what my family likes. Christmas dinner is not the time for me to experiment. I grew up with Yorkshire Pudding because my mother's family was from Canada and England. It brings back memories for me but it's no biggie for my family; so, I don't make it for them. I have to admit, I like the idea of sauted mushrooms.

monalisa14­521324417005.411450 PostsRegistered 8/29/2007
Yorkshire, baked potato, salad and roasted asparagus

forrestwolf1324419507.925975 PostsRegistered 6/20/2010Deep in South Georgia

I always serve stuffed mushrooms, the prime rib, pickled shrimp for the appetizer, and either a hashbrown casserole, or broccoli cheese casserole, and a creamed horseradish sauce .............for the ones that can not stand pure horseadish sauce, and coca-cola salad with a dolop of mayo............I will be glad to give you any recipes.....if you are interested{#emotions_dlg.w00t}

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arrianna1324419641.1735072 PostsRegistered 10/20/2010

Au gratin potatoes, even the ones in the box, are tasty.

Linders Ba­ck1324419785.578490 PostsRegistered 9/4/2005Second star to the right and straight on till morning.

Yorkshire pudding or Popovers (same basic recipe) are a must-have. A roasted or baked potato, mushrooms, and fresh grated horseradish! We like our Rost Beef au Jus, not with a thick gravy.

We also sometimes serve with a Demii Glaze mad from this product we buy at Fresh Market:

http://www.savorychoice.com/products/demi.html

And a good sturdy Red Wine: Cabernet, Shiraz, or if the budget allows, a good Barolo.

Keep the dessert light and small. Maybe a simple Kahlua or Creme de Menthe Parfait or a light mousse.

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arrianna1324420110.3635072 PostsRegistered 10/20/2010
On 12/20/2011 luvpuppies said:

I think dishes such as twice baked potatoes or garlic mashed potatoes, asparagus with hollandaise sauce. Start with a great salad with homemade dressing with homemade rolls with a herbed butter. This is very easy to do. Just soften butter and put what herbs you want and roll into plastic wrap and roll and shape how you want it. End it with a light dessert after a heavy meal. Good luck!!! Hint: warm plates and chill salad plates. We did this one year on our candlelight Christmas dinner when DH parents were visiting. My DH and I served everyone. It was such a memorable time. I cannot remember what sides I served since it has been almost twenty years ago. My inlaws were from out of town and staying with us during the holidays.

delicious!

Rap21324420152.68313235 PostsRegistered 5/24/2006

If you decide on a richer, more elegant dessert, how about Bananas Foster served over premium vanilla ice cream.

skipnpeanut1324434471.57201 PostsRegistered 3/5/2009

I've having prime rib on Xmas Eve. Prime rib, twice baked potatoes, salad, asparagus with hollandaise, and pop overs. We'll end with a nice light frozen lemon dessert.

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seaswirl1324472870.021058 PostsRegistered 1/3/2005
On 12/20/2011 skipnpeanut said:

I've having prime rib on Xmas Eve. Prime rib, twice baked potatoes, salad, asparagus with hollandaise, and pop overs. We'll end with a nice light frozen lemon dessert.

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Skip: Oooo. Can you tell us about the frozen lemon dessert?

~SEA~

bobhurley1324487984.807784 PostsRegistered 7/24/2005

We're also having prime rib on Christmas night (the Eve will be something along the lines of the traditional Italian Feast of the Seven Fishes), and the sides will be a nice salad, roasted Greek-style Lemon potatoes and homemade cannoli for dessert.

HowsYerMom­maAnEm1324499441.217561 PostsRegistered 8/10/2010Memphis by Way of Tupelo

Homemade noodles in beef stock.

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j marie1324549783.3932945 PostsRegistered 9/9/2007
On 12/20/2011 Sabatini2 said:

I agree w/ offering yummy horseradish sauce, in addition to mashed potatoes & gravy. Also, a side of sautéed mushrooms, crisped & browned in butter.

I also suggest - popovers! Old fashioned, but fun!

ETA: a basic recipe

Popovers!

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Buttered mushrooms, horseradish sauce, garlic mashed potatoes, popovers, asparagus, brussel sprouts roasted with chestnuts (if you like brussel sprouts), glazed carrots: it's all good!

Sooner1324579619.98714557 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Shredded brussels sprouts sauteed with a little bacon, onion and balsamic vinegar and a nice dish of creamed corn with 2 tsps. of sugar in it.

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