When I try to describe the beauty and deliciousness of seafood, I get speechless. It is something out of this world and thus, leaves one thoroughly exhilarated. Seafood dishes are utter love. They are crunchy, tangy, salty, tender, and extremely appetizing all at once. One can just not harness their feelings and hunger when it comes to a seafood dish. However, the best part is not the seafood alone, but the side dishes served with it. Sides for seafood dishes are simply splendid and enhances the beauty and richness of whatever the main course is. As a result, it intensifies the hunger for the main course by ×10.
7 Sides for Seafood Dishes
But what to do when you can’t decide what to make as a side dish? That’s where we come to help. Below are mentioned, some of the easiest and quickest side recipes that will surely rock your dish if appropriately followed.
1. Mac and Cheese
Mac and cheese is one of the easiest and quickest recipes out there. For obvious reasons, it is loved by all because it requires quick-to-get and straightforward ingredients such as the following :
- A packet of macaroni
- Salt and pepper
The process is effortless and simple. Just boil the macaroni. And then, along with other ingredients, add to a bowl. Mix well together until perfectly emulsified. Lastly, let cool at room temperature. Serve and enjoy!
2. Lemon Comprised Potatoes, not your usual sides for seafood dishes.
Yes, you read it right. Lemony potatoes are not that glorious and well-known; however, you would be against the idea of it being obscure as soon as its taste melts on your tongue. It’s this yummy. This simple recipe includes:
- Lemon juice
All you need to do to get this monstrously delicious thing in your mouth is, add water to a pan and cover it with a foil so that the potatoes are not roasted but steamed.
3. Baked Risotto
I know, I know, you don’t want that long-lasting stirring again. But don’t worry, we just made your problem easy. Making it does require some effort but not remotely as much as in traditional cooking. This recipe requires:
- Chicken broth
- Salt and pepper
Firstly, set the temperature of the oven to 400ᵒF. And then, combine all the ingredients except for butter and cheese. After simmering, let bake for 20 mins. Lastly, add cheese and butter if done. Let cool at room temperature. Enjoy!
4. Cheese-filled Crabby Potato Skins, yummy sides for any seafood dishes
The reason why this recipe is quite top-rated is because of its delicious taste and ease to make. It includes the following ingredients :
- Bay leaves
Set your oven at a good 350ᵒF. Peel the potatoes and brush with olive oil before putting in the oven. Let it bake for 50-55 mins. Allow the potatoes to cool when baked. And then combine all the other ingredients in a bowl. Mix them till it becomes a proper mixture. After that, slice the potatoes in half vertically and scoop out the area in the center and leave some portion at the edges so its shape could be maintained. Brush it with oil and fill with the mixture. Lastly, top with cheese and allow it to bake for 20-25 mins.
Serve with yogurt. Enjoy!
5. Chive Cookies with Smoked Salmon
There is something special about salmon, something so unique that it makes me want to incorporate it into anything and everything. It just makes everything better, especially when combined with chive cookies. This recipe includes:
- Chives (chopped)
- Baking salt and powder
- Smoked salmon
Set the temperature of the oven to 400ᵒF. Combine all the wet ingredients and set aside. Mix all the other ingredients and whisk until it starts to stick together. Knead chives and salmon into a dough. Use a biscuit cutter to cut into round shapes.
Lastly, bake the cookies for 15-20 mins. Allow cooling at room temperature. Enjoy!
6. Beans and Potatoes Shrimp Skillet
If you are running out of time and need to prepare a side dish soon, then this is precisely what you’re looking for, as it takes less than 25 mins to be made. It includes:
- Vegetable broth
- Salt and pepper
Firstly, heat oil in a skillet and add garlic. Then add the shrimps and cook them until they turn pink. Keep them aside. And then in a skillet, add broth and potato and cook for 15 mins. Next, add all the seasonings and cook for 4 mins. After that, put the shrimp to the mixture and mix well. Lastly, top with cheese and parsley. Place a lid for a few moments to melt the cheese. Enjoy!
7. Pasta as sides for seafood dishes, why not.
Pasta is undoubtedly one of the most favorite dishes of teenagers nowadays. It is easy to cook and delicious to eat. It includes:
- A packet spaghetti
- Salt and other seasonings
- Chicken (optional)
Firstly, boil the spaghetti and add a teaspoon of oil and salt. After boiling, set it aside to cool. Meanwhile, heat a pan and then add chicken (shredded or cubed), sauces, and other seasonings. Cook it until chicken turns golden-brownish color. Lastly, add the spaghetti and mix well. Serve hot. Enjoy!
I am ending this article with a heavy heart, as it was so enjoyable and edible. I am craving some delicious seafood now.
Seafood is important and everyone’s favorite because everyone has tried it, be it fish, salmon, cole, or anything else. I feel as if no other dish can take the place of seafood.
However, nothing looks as good alone as it does with a partner, for which we have mentioned some amazingly delicious sides for seafood dishes above. In my personal opinion, I think mac and cheese is the best go-to dish if you have macaroni and lots of cheese at your hand. On the other hand, it’s not for those who are very fat-conscious.
Another yummy side dish for seafood is baked risotto (my personal favorite). It tastes heavenly.
We hope this article helps you a great deal.
FUN FACT: there are known to be eight salmon species of which sockeye is the most widely known and consumed salmon worldwide.
Want to try simple recipes for shrimp? Then check out my previous post here. And if you love to steam shrimps, learn several techniques to steam shrimp by reading this article, to fully enjoy its great taste. Above all, don’t forget to defrost shrimp properly before cooking it. Enjoy and eat healthy!
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