Home Cooking 7

help with hot weather menu completion

LizR | Jun 24, 200505:51 PM


Having another couple over tomorrow evening for dinner. It is HOT here in ATL, and I'd like to go easy with the starches. Already planned: starter of some kind of cold creamy soup (friend does not like cucumbers and not sure I can find ripe enough avocados in one day); I am open to suggestions. Friend is bringing home grown heirloom tomatoes to make the Marcella salad with a simple garlic vinagarette and some mocha (!) sorbet for dessert. I'd like to serve grilled swordfish, or another fish, topped with Marcella's olive oil, lemon juice, and oregano sauce. So, I have two acidic dishes (salad will probably be served as a last course before dessert)and one creamy one. I need some balance, but all I can think about is pasta, which seems too heavy. Anyone have any suggestions for sides to accompany the fish? I considered sauteed room-temp spinach, or maybe green beans, but neither is really in season here now.

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