Perfect Side Dishes for Fish
Are you looking for the perfect side dish for fish? Thinking up healthy and delicious sides that complement the main entrée is often a challenge, especially with seafood. So to help you plan your next fish dinner, we’ve put together a list of perfect side dishes to serve alongside entrees like fish sticks, shrimp, white fish, salmon and tuna.
Best Side Dishes for Fish Sticks, Fried Fish or Fried Shrimp
French Fries & Coleslaw
French fries and coleslaw are classic side dishes with fish sticks, fried fish, or breaded shrimp. Your family will love these insanely good, Popeyes’ inspired seasoned fries and the creamy, tangy flavor of this KFC copycat coleslaw that’s loved by so many.
Cheesy Cauliflower Rice & Roasted Sugar Snap Peas
Cheesy cauliflower rice and roasted sugar snap peas are keto-friendly side dishes that taste delicious with fish sticks. This cheesy cauliflower rice recipe is easy to make and has the creamy, cheddar flavor of your favorite mac ‘n cheese without any empty carbohydrates or calories. These healthy roasted sugar snap peas, sprinkled with garlic, thyme, and salt, take just 5 minutes to bake.
Best Side Dishes with White Fish
Rice Pilaf & Lemon Parmesan Roasted Broccoli
If you are looking for light and savory sides to pair with white fish, try rice pilaf and lemon parmesan roasted broccoli. This rice pilaf recipe has a subtly nutty flavor that pairs beautifully with the mild flavor of white fish and the citrus flavor of lemon parmesan roasted broccoli.
Roasted Greek Potatoes & Grilled Vegetable Skewers
Crispy roasted Greek potatoes and grilled vegetable skewers are also popular sides with white fish. These easy-to-make sides are packed with flavor and fiber that will leave you full without feeling bloated.
Mediterranean Couscous Salad
If you enjoy Mediterranean cuisine, you can’t go wrong with a white fish entrée paired with couscous salad. This Mediterranean couscous salad recipe is packed with crunchy vegetables, salty olives, and creamy feta cheese. You can drizzle any extra lemon herb dressing from the salad on your fish.
Best Side Dishes with Salmon or Tuna Steaks
Whipped Sweet Potatoes & Roasted Brussels Sprouts
With a rich fish like salmon or a thick tuna steak, try whipped sweet potatoes and roasted Brussel sprouts. A side of sweet potatoes brings out the slight sweetness in the fish. Roasted Brussel sprouts with balsamic dressing are the perfect greens to pair with it.
Lemon Pasta & Buttery Garlic Green Beans
If you are a pasta fan, you may want to serve salmon with this lemon pasta and buttery garlic green beans. The light, savory pasta sauce—made with lemon, cream, and white wine—tastes divine with salmon and buttery green beans.
Creamy Mushroom Risotto & Honey Glazed Carrots
You can wow family and friends by making salmon, or tuna steak served with creamy mushroom risotto and honey glazed carrots. This creamy risotto recipe, flavored with parmesan, onions, and mushrooms, is shockingly simple to prepare. Likewise, preparing these honey-glazed carrots requires just three ingredients: baby carrots, honey, and butter.
What sides dishes are you going to choose for your next seafood dinner? Hopefully, this list of the best side dishes with fish has inspired you and made meal planning a little easier. Browse through our blog for more seafood recipes!
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