The Best Cheap Eats in Every

Cheap side Dishes for BBQ


In other words, this fish? It's a real people-pleaser. Oh, and Seafood Watch recommends wild salmon as a "Best Choice" or "Good Alternative" (farmed salmon is a little more complicated; they suggest doing some research into where it comes from). But once you have your salmon preparation of choice (and we have a lot of them)...what should you serve it with? Honestly, I'm hard-pressed to think of foods that decidedly don't go well with this particular fish—pretty much all vegetables are a solid bet, and pilafs, couscous, or pasta all make easy carb-centric alternatives. But because salmon is on the sweet 'n' fatty side, I like to pair it with more tart or acidic dishes: anything dressed in vinegar or citrus is a good bet, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. Here are few of my favorites.

Tangy Salads

When it comes to salmon and salads, there's really no wrong answer: you can stay super-simple and just serve it on a bed of arugula and avocado. But if you want something a little more surprising, toss out that adage about avoiding fish and cheese: salmon actually does really well with dairy, provided it's of the tart or tangy variety and served in moderation. Think a blue cheese and bacon-smattered iceberg salad or some salty curls of Parmesan in a classic Caesar. In summer, when vegetable options abound, look to sweet ingredients with a sharp edge, like a quinoa and vegetable mix tossed in olive oil and red wine vinegar.

There's also a lot to be said for salmon and corn. Regular grilled corn will do just fine, but I tend to find it to be a little too much sweet-on-sweet. Something like elotes (Mexican street corn) makes a great substitute, since it's slathered in a tangy layer of sour cream and mayo, along with some chili powder and Cotija cheese. But I often prefer to slice the corn off the cob entirely and give it a punchy dressing. Try it grilled and tossed with herbs, feta, and tomatoes or go for a completely raw version with radishes, cucumber, and shiso.

Another great salmon companion? All things panzanella and pasta salad (not, however, of the mayonnaise-y variety if you please): the bread or noodles give the salad a heartier edge and cling to the dressing for a bright and satisfying side that combines almost all your food groups in one easy-to-prep bowl.

Garlicky Greens

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Try salmon with some garlicky braised or broiled greens and you may never go back. I can't count the number of times I've served it with little more than some charred spears of broiled asparagus with a squeeze of lemon and a sprinkle of salty cheese or their more tender braised cousins.



Share this article





Related Posts


Side dishes for Barbecue party
Side dishes for Barbecue party

Latest Posts
Grilling out Recipes
Grilling out…
Summer is the season of barbecues and…
Memorial Day BBQ party ideas
Memorial Day…
Invite friends and family over for a…
BBQ snack ideas
BBQ snack ideas
30+ Easy Summer Appetizers - Best Recipes…
Grilled Recipes Healthy
Grilled Recipes…
This Grilled Tangerine Chicken with Greens…
Barbecue Menus and recipes
Barbecue Menus…
From Sept. 7 through 9, 2007, we visited…
Search
Featured posts
  • Side dishes for Barbecue party
  • Side Dishes for Barbecue chicken
  • Good side Dishes for Grilled chicken
  • Simple side Dishes for BBQ
  • Best side Dishes for BBQ ribs
  • Side Dishes for BBQ pork Chops
  • Side Dishes for BBQ Sandwiches
  • Crock Pot side Dishes for BBQ
  • Delicious side Dishes for BBQ
Copyright © 2020 l amvet1.com. All rights reserved.