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What To Serve With Coquilles St Jacques – 11 Tasty Sides

If you’re wondering what to serve with your Coquilles Saint Jacques, you’ve come to the right place.

In this article, I list 11 of the most popular side dishes for Coquilles Saint Jacques.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best dishes to serve with Coquilles Saint Jacques are Paris mash, sea beans, lemon zucchini risotto, and crostini. Try little gem salad, roasted asparagus and tomatoes, sauteed spinach, and lemon green beans for healthier options. You can also serve quiche, crostini, and cheese souffle. 

Ready? Let’s jump right in.

Paris mash

If you think American-style mashed potatoes are ultra-creamy, wait until you try this Paris mash. 

Unlike regular mashed potatoes, this dish is extra smooth and velvety, with a texture closer to whipped cream.

It’s also extra buttery, courtesy of butter making up over 25% of the dish.

Serve your Coquilles St. Jacques alongside this decadent Paris mash for the ultimate luxurious meal.

Sea beans

If you can get your hands on sea beans, they’re the perfect accompaniment to an indulgent dish like Coquilles st. Jacques.

Fresh from the coast, they also have a natural salty flavor. 

In this salad recipe, once the sea beans are blanched, you just toss them in lemon butter, and you’re done.

This sea beans recipe is a quick and easy dish that offsets the richness of your Coquilles St. Jacques. 

Little gem salad

Want a more loaded salad to accompany your Coquilles St. Jacques?

This salad features gorgeous fresh produce like little gem lettuce, watermelon radish, avocado, and sugar snap peas. 

Everything’s tossed in a light but creamy Green Goddess dressing that’s irresistibly good. 

This salad will add a refreshing bite to your Coquilles St. Jacques.

Check out Cooking with Cocktail Rings’ little gem salad with green goddess dressing recipe.

Lemon zucchini risotto

Scallops and risotto are a classic combo.

Serving your Coquilles St. Jacques with this lemon zucchini risotto is a no-brainer. 

This dish features tart and zesty flavors, courtesy of the lemon and parmesan cheese. 

It’s a light and creamy dish, ideal for those warm summer dinners.

You’ll be getting rave reviews with this lemon zucchini risotto

Shrimp spaghetti aglio olio

Serving Coquilles St. Jacques as your main course? Beef it up with a generous helping of this aglio olio.

Your traditional aglio olio is made heartier with the addition of shrimp. 

If you’re not the biggest fan of shrimp, swap it for your favorite fish or shellfish for the ultimate garlicky seafood pasta.

This dish is simple but chock-full of garlicky goodness.

This shrimp spaghetti aglio olio is a great quick and easy dish – perfect for when you’re short on time.

Roasted asparagus and tomatoes

Make your Coquilles St. Jacques the star of a filling meal with a side of these roasted asparagus and tomatoes.

Roasting the asparagus and tomatoes enhances their natural flavors, making them even tastier.

But what rounds out this dish is the sweet and tart balsamic reduction and a sprinkling of parmesan cheese.

Here’s the full recipe: Balsamic Parmesan Roasted Asparagus And Tomatoes.


Making crostini is ridiculously easy at home, so don’t skip the pre-made stuff – these are way better homemade. 

Imagine dipping your freshly-made crostini in the Coquille St. Jacques’ creamy and cheesy sauce?

Simply delightful. 

You won’t regret making your own crostini.

Garlic-sauteed spinach

Make your Coquille St. Jacques a complete and healthy meal with the help of some garlic-sauteed spinach.

This dish is an excellent way to incorporate more vitamins and nutrients into your meal.

The best thing about this dish is how simple it is – you only need four ingredients and no more than 10 minutes to put it all together.

Get the recipe here: Garlic Sauteed Spinach

Lemon garlic green beans

Add fresh pops of green to your Coquilles St. Jacques with a side of these lemon green beans.

It’s a low-effort but extra flavorful dish that you can whip up in under 10 minutes. 

The combination of zesty lemon and garlic flavors is what you need to contrast the richness of Coquilles St. Jacques.

Make these pan-fried lemon garlic green beans with your next meal.

Cheese soufflé 

Want to keep things French?

Look no further than an elegant cheese soufflé – you can’t get any more French than this. 

The thought of a well-risen soufflé that’s fluffy and as light as a cloud is enough to make my mouth water. 

It might seem like an intimidating dish to make, but don’t worry – The Rose Table has an excellent detailed guide on making the perfect soufflé.

Pesto-stuffed mushrooms 

These stuffed mushrooms are a great addition to your appetizer spread. 

You won’t need to do much with this recipe – just fill baby bella mushrooms with your favorite homemade pesto, bake them, and you’re done. 

The herby pesto goes superbly with your creamy Coquille St. Jacques, while the mushrooms add a delightful umami bite.

It’s impossible to resist these easy pesto-stuffed mushrooms.

The best side dishes for Coquilles Saint Jacques

  • Paris mash
  • Sea beans
  • Little gem salad
  • Lemon zucchini risotto
  • Shrimp spaghetti aglio e olio
  • Roasted asparagus and tomatoes
  • Crostini
  • Garlic-sauteed spinach
  • Lemon garlic green beans
  • Cheese soufflé
  • Pesto-stuffed mushrooms

What To Serve With Coquilles Saint Jacques

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your Coquilles Saint Jacques.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Coquilles Saint Jacques side dishes, what to serve with Coquilles Saint Jacques
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 120kcal


  • 1 portion Coquilles Saint Jacques


  • Prepare your Coquilles Saint Jacques according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: Paris mash, sea beans, little gem salad, lemon zucchini risotto, shrimp spaghetti aglio olio, roasted asparagus and tomatoes, crostini, garlic-sauteed spinach, lemon garlic green beans, cheese soufflé, and pesto-stuffed mushrooms.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 120kcal

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