Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Gluten Free Side Dishes & Quick Bites Recipes

Sometime a great dish needs a little something extra on the plate.  Or maybe you just need a quick bite between meals.

1.  Mango Quesadillas.  This is a great quick bite and if you have guests they will super happy to munch on these treats.  Take two tortillas - I used French Meadow GF tortillas.  You'll need shredded cheese of your choice, diced red onion, chopped cilantro and diced mango.  Lay down one tortilla in a fry pan, cover with the cheese, onion, cilatro and mango and cover with the second tortilla.  Flip to cook both sides and get the cheese nice and melted.  You can then cut into 4 pieces and serve plain or with a side of salsa or guacamole.

2.  Proscuitto Asparagus.  This is the way we got our kids to eat asparagus and they like helping to make them too.  Wash a bunch of asparagus and cut off the bottom tough section.  Wrap each piece with a slice of proscuitto.  Place in the oven under the broiler.  Roll or flip the spears while cooking to crisp all sides of the proscuitto and be careful not to burn it.  Serve as a side for steak, fish or even a quick snack.

3.  Fried Brussel Sprouts.  We even got our kids to like brussel sprouts with this recipe.  I wash and cut the sprouts in half.  Heat a large non-stick fry pan and pour in a small amount of peanut oil.  Lay the flat side of the cut brussel sprouts down and cook until it is nice and brown and crispy.  Toss with a bit of salt and crisp the other side.  Just before serving I drizzel a bit of rice wine vinegar.


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