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Side Dishes

Would You Like Some Fries With That?

Let’s face it; French Fries are the universal sideline for a variety of dishes. From barbecue and fast food, to steaks and chicken roasts, these thin, crisp (or thick and potato-y) are the perfect food item to complement your meal. However, as delicious as they may be, you can’t have French Fries with every dish you prepare. Fries and beef stew don’t make a good combination now, do they? And having them alongside stir-fried noodles doesn’t sound tempting either. Sometimes, you need a more fulfilling portion balancing your main dish, and French Fries just don’t make the cut.

With Eats By The Beach, you can put your side dish dilemmas to rest! We provide a diverse range of easy-to-prepare side dish recipes to harmonize your main dish and add variety to your meal. From Crunchy Asian Coleslaws and Classic Wedge Salads, to Vegetable Lo Mein recipes, you’re bound to find something you love on our blog!

OVEN ASPARAGUS RISOTTO

OVEN ASPARAGUS RISOTTO

Oven asparagus risotto is an easy and delicious springtime side dish.  It’s a take on classic risotto with asparagus, onions, garlic, and parmesan cheese, but baked in the oven instead of stirring constantly on the stovetop.  Such a game-changer! Most of the credit for this Read More..

IRISH BOXTY (aka:  Irish potato pancakes)

IRISH BOXTY (aka: Irish potato pancakes)

So simple and satisfying, Irish Boxty may be the perfect potato pancake.  A combination of mashed potatoes and grated raw potatoes combined with spices and buttermilk makes for a tender and fluffy potato pancake that gets deliciously golden and crispy on the outside.  To call Read More..

GARLIC BUTTER MUSHROOMS

GARLIC BUTTER MUSHROOMS

Gorgeous mushroom caps, pan-seared in a garlicky, white wine and butter sauce, is a high-end steakhouse staple.  Why not bring that high-end steakhouse meal home by making these easy, garlic butter mushrooms for your next steak.  The mushrooms soak up the flavorful sauce giving them Read More..

ITALIAN BUTTER BEANS

ITALIAN BUTTER BEANS

If you are looking for a simple, yet flavor-packed dish that is exquisite in its simplicity, then look no further than this recipe for Italian Butter Beans.  Great as a side dish, but Italian Butter Beans also make for a protein-rich vegan meal. This dish Read More..

CUBAN RICE AND BEANS

CUBAN RICE AND BEANS

What makes a great breakfast for a Super Bowl Sunday that also pays homage to one of the teams?  Cuban Rice And Beans!  Close your eyes as you eat and allow the flavors to transport you to the ethnic atmosphere of the Ybor City neighborhood Read More..

VINEGAR-BASED COLESLAW

VINEGAR-BASED COLESLAW

Making Kansas City barbecue for the big game on Sunday?  Ribs, brisket, chicken, or sausage? You’re gonna need sides.  So, give this vinegar-based coleslaw a try to go along with your meats.  The vinegary crunch cuts through all the sweetness and fattiness of the barbecued Read More..

KANSAS CITY STYLE BARBECUE BEANS

KANSAS CITY STYLE BARBECUE BEANS

Kansas City Style Barbecue Beans incorporate all of the flavors of Kansas City barbecue – sweet, spicy, tangy, and a bit smokey.   Could there be a more perfect side dish for this weekend’s big game?  Doesn’t matter who you’re going to cheer for, these beans Read More..

GREEN QUINOA PILAF

GREEN QUINOA PILAF

Green quinoa pilaf is an easy, healthy, and delicious side dish that pairs wonderfully with chicken, pork, or fish.  The leftovers make a nutritious lunch that won’t give you the 3 o’clock slump. I like to serve this dish as a side with Lemon Garlic Read More..

SPICY GARLIC BOK CHOY

SPICY GARLIC BOK CHOY

This super simple spicy garlic bok choy is stir-fried to tender perfection in an Asian inspired sauce.  If you’ve never eaten bok choy, give it a try.  Plus, it’s on the table in less than 15 minutes. I like to serve this with a Cool Read More..

ELEGANT DUCHESS POTATOES

ELEGANT DUCHESS POTATOES

Elegant Duchess potatoes are a fancy addition to your holiday table and perfect alongside roasted meats.  Serve them with Easy Cornish Game Hens, Grilled BBQ Pork Chops, or a Perfect Oven Roasted Beef Brisket. These potatoes are a staple for New Year’s Eve.  They feel Read More..

SPICY ITALIAN STYLE BROCCOLI RABE

SPICY ITALIAN STYLE BROCCOLI RABE

If you’ve never enjoyed broccoli rabe, then this Spicy Italian Style Broccoli Rabe may convert you.  Blanching the broccoli rabe and then sauteing in a flavorful and spicy oil, removes the bitterness that many find off-putting. I like to serve this classic Italian side dish Read More..

SPICY SOUTHERN CORN CASSEROLE

SPICY SOUTHERN CORN CASSEROLE

This spicy Southern corn casserole is a decadent, savory take on the traditionally sweet Southern corn pudding.  This quick and easy side dish is perfect for your holiday table or as part of a weeknight meal. If you’ve never eaten a Southern Corn Casserole or Read More..

POMMES ANNA

POMMES ANNA

Pommes Anna is a classic French dish that is delicious, beautiful, and sophisticated.  Replace your ho-hum, standard mashed potatoes this Thanksgiving, and impress your loved ones with this buttery, golden topped side dish.   This side dish is all about the simplicity of ingredients to produce Read More..

SAVORY CARROT FLAN

SAVORY CARROT FLAN

Wanting something a little out of the ordinary for your Thanksgiving meal?  This Savory Carrot Flan is an elegant, yet surprisingly easy to make side dish that your family will love.  And who wouldn’t love their own individual flan? Not quite a souffle, this dish Read More..

FRESH CRANBERRY SALSA

FRESH CRANBERRY SALSA

Fresh cranberry salsa is a spicy, sweet twist on the traditional cranberry sauce.  I like to serve this alongside the holiday turkey or spooned onto cream cheese as an appetizer.  The salsa also makes a great dip with tortilla chips. For years, our cranberry sauce Read More..