If you’ve only ever had unhappy experiences with steamed asparagus, this recipe will change how you feel about asparagus forever. “Salty and savory, the roasting method kills the natural bitterness of asparagus. Try it next to grilled fish or lamb,” says recipe creator Swedish milk. It’s ready in just 25 minutes, making it a quick and easy side dish for maple salmon.
Sweet Restaurant Slaw
Coleslaw is the perfect pairing for fried fish (especially this Southern Fried Catfish ). “This was absolutely delicious, and I’m not even a huge slaw fan! I used two bags of prepared slaw and made the dressing as directed. Plenty of dressing. Refrigerated overnight, and plenty of sweet, creamy slaw,” says reviewer Saveur.
Easy Zucchini Fritters
Reviewer Autumn Heather says, “These were just scrumptious! I had been given a huge zucchini and was looking for something to do with it and found this recipe… My mother pronounced them ‘Delicious!’ twice! We loved ’em!” This is a great way to sneak in some veggies on the side. When paired with Hudson,s
Baked Tilapia With Dill Sauce, you have a delicious and well-balanced meal.
Quinoa and Black Beans
Quinoa, corn, black beans, and fresh cilantro make this a light and colorful sea side dish for Veracruz-Style Red Snapper. “This satisfies ALL my requirements for a ‘great’ recipe! Get a load of this, and I am not exaggerating: It’s quick and easy, inexpensive, attractive to look at, delicious, and very very healthy. It travels AND refrigerated well and it can be eaten hot or cold,” says reviewer Naomi Witzke.
Broccoli and Tortellini Salad
Pasta is a classic pairing for seafood, and this top-rated tortellini salad is no different. “I have made this dish over three dozen times (for catered events, family parties, etc.). It always gets raves — no leftovers! As recommended by others, I blanch the broccoli florets for about 30 seconds, plunge into ice water until cooled then drain and dry. The broccoli stays a gorgeous green and is easier to eat,” says reviewer TLBRAN. Try serving it with this simple Grilled Salmon.
Baked French Fries
These homemade seasoned fries are an easy side dish that everyone at the table will love. “These were phenomenally good! Quick and easy — and much tastier than the frozen variety,” says reviewer Serena. Pair them with Heavenly Halibut.
Curried Cashew, Pear, and Grape Salad
Curried cashews, bacon, pears, and red grapes are tossed with mixed greens in a light vinaigrette. “This is a wonderful salad and very forgiving as you can add almost any fruit to it and it still comes out superb! Try adding mandarin oranges — you won’t be disappointed,” says reviewer Crystal S. It’s a flavorful and crunchy side dish for Alaska Salmon Bake With Pecan Crunch Coating.
Roasted Garlic Cauliflower
There are endless ways to cook cauliflower, but this roasted variation has more than 2,000 glowing reviews for a reason. Reviewer Naples 34102 says, “This was unlike any cauliflower I have ever eaten — truly special and unique. Whether it’s the roasting aspect, or the addition of Parmesan cheese, or the combination of the two, this is a memorable dish, which is saying a lot since, after all, this is just cauliflower!” Serve it with Perfect Ten Baked Cod to make this memorable side dish into a memorable meal.