If you’re wondering what to serve with your orange roughy, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 57 of the most popular side dishes for orange roughy.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best dishes to serve with orange roughy are coconut rice, lemon garlic asparagus, Thai cucumber salad, and steak fries. For healthier options, try sauteed swiss chard, fresh kimchi, couscous, and steam-fried vegetables. You can also serve sweet corn chowder, pesto pasta, or ratatouille.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
Coconut lime rice
Whether you’re grilling or steaming orange roughy, coconut lime rice is an excellent base for this mild fish.
The zesty cilantro and acidic lime cuts through the richness of the coconut so it’s not too overwhelming, leaving you with a well balanced, healthy meal.
It’s so good you’ll have a hard time resisting eating it straight from the pot.
Lemon garlic asparagus
Looking for a quick and easy dinner?
Turn your orange roughy and asparagus into a sheet-pan meal by roasting them together.
The simple combination of garlic, a spritz of lemon juice, and a dash of lemon zest will keep things bright.
And a sprinkle of cheese finishes the dish off. You can go for feta crumbles or parmesan cheese, whatever you prefer.
Sweet corn chowder
Turn your orange roughy into the ultimate comfort meal with a generous serving of sweet corn chowder on the side. It’s perfect for a cold winter’s night.
This chowder is thick, creamy, and packed to the brim with colorful vegetables.
You can use frozen or canned corn, but if you’re able, go for fresh sweet corn.
Beer-battered steak fries
Planning to fry up your orange roughy?
Go and make some beer-battered fries to go with your crispy fried fish.
The beer batter ensures you get that extra crispy exterior with tender and fluffy interiors.
And you don’t have to worry about your fries being under-seasoned.
Up your daily vegetable intake by serving these steam-fried veggies with your fried orange roughy.
Steaming is the healthiest way to cook vegetables because there’s less oil involved and there’s no leaking nutrients.
Water is usually used for the steaming process, but I like to use broth to add extra flavor.
Thai cucumber salad
For days when you’re too busy to cook, whip up this simple cucumber salad instead.
This salad is fresh and crisp, with a sesame ginger dressing that packs a flavorful punch. It makes a great palate cleanser.
And the best part? You only need five minutes to put it together.
Sauteed swiss chard
Swiss chard is loaded with tons of vitamins and nutrients, making it a super healthy side.
The only problem is that it can have a bitter flavor.
But this recipe fixes that by sauteing the leaves with minced garlic. The garlic mellows out the bitter flavor and instead brings out the chard’s natural sweetness.
Add a delicious Korean twist to your orange roughy with a serving of fresh kimchi.
Unlike traditional kimchi, this kimchi doesn’t need to ferment for weeks – you can eat it immediately after making it.
The kimchi will add a slightly sweet and spicy flavor to your meal… and fair warning, it’s pretty addicting!
Looking for a way to jazz up your orange roughy?
This pineapple salsa is what you need.
It’s made with a standard pico de gallo base, and the pineapple brings an extra fruitiness that’s brilliantly offset by some spicy jalapenos.
Scoop the salsa over your fish to be transported to a tropical island.
You can’t really go wrong with pesto pasta.
It’s a crowd favorite that’s loved by kids and adults.
And this recipe has a secret tip to help you get the glossiest pesto sauce around without adding any extra oil.
Mango jicama slaw
Ditch your traditional coleslaw and try this version instead.
The fresh jicama, mangoes, and cabbage provide a delightfully crunchy bite to contrast your tender and flakey orange roughy.
And everything is tied together with a delectable sweet-but-spicy mango dressing.
Elevate your orange roughy into a restaurant-quality meal with a serving of this gorgeous ratatouille.
Thin slices of tomato, zucchini, and eggplant are roasted with a smoky tomato sauce, giving you a warm and tasty vegetable stew.
It looks great on the table, and it tastes just as good as it looks!
Psst… for best results you’ll want to use a mandoline slicer.
Roasted brussels sprouts and sweet potato
Roasted brussels sprouts and sweet potato is a dish that’ll have you feeling like every day is a holiday day.
The honey balsamic glaze is the hero of this dish.
It mellows out the bitterness of your sprouts, while adding a hint of sharpness to the sweet potatoes.
Coconut creamed spinach
Swap out your usual heavy cream for coconut milk to make this dairy-free rendition of creamed spinach.
The natural sweetness of coconut milk is balanced out with ginger and leeks. Which results in a warming sauce that’s delicious spooned over some orange roughy.
And everything comes together in one pot.
Corn maque choux
If you plan on infusing your orange roughy with Cajun flavors, you must serve it alongside corn maque choux.
This classic creole dish features corn drenched in a heavily-spiced broth.
The finer details of a maque choux change with every recipe you look at, but one things for sure, it’s guaranteed to be delicious.
Mediterranean couscous salad
Want something light yet filling to go with your orange roughy?
Look no further than this Mediterranean couscous.
It’s super easy to make with minimal cooking involved, making it a great option for summer.
And if you want to make it slightly lower-carb you can swap half the couscous out with riced cauliflower.
Grilled bok choy
Are you grilling your orange roughy?
Make room on the grill and toss some bok choy on for a quick side dish.
You’ll get crisp-tender bok choy with some lightly charred areas.
All the veggie needs is a drizzle of sauce – this recipe goes for an Asian inspired sesame, ginger, and garlic one.
Arugula pasta salad
This pasta salad is the perfect marriage of carbs and vegetables.
Aside from the pasta, this dish is loaded with fresh baby arugula, cherry tomatoes, and olives.
But the most interesting thing is the cheesy lemon sauce, made from lemon juice, goats cheese and (the magic ingredient) left-over pasta water.
Serve your fried orange roughy over this pasta for a nourishing and filling meal.
Rosemary cauliflower mash
Cauliflower mash is an excellent side dish to pair with your orange roughy.
It’s lighter than the usual mashed, so won’t overshadow the fish.
And you still get that luscious, creamy texture, thanks to the addition of whipped cream cheese and butter.
Why we love this recipe: it’s low-carb and keto-friendly.
The best side dishes to serve with orange roughy
- Coconut lime rice
- Lemon garlic asparagus
- Sweet corn chowder
- Beer-battered steak fries
- Steam-fried vegetables
- Thai cucumber salad
- Sauteed swiss chard
- Fresh kimchi
- Pineapple salsa
- Pesto pasta
- Mango jicama slaw
- Roasted brussels sprouts and sweet potato
- Coconut creamed spinach
- Corn maque choux
- Mediterranean couscous salad
- Grilled bok choy
- Arugula pasta salad
- Rosemary cauliflower mash
What To Serve With Orange Roughy
- 1 portion orange roughy
- Prepare your orange roughy according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: coconut lime rice, lemon garlic asparagus, sweet corn chowder, beer-battered steak fries, steam-fried vegetables, thai cucumber salad, sauteed swiss chard, fresh kimchi, pineapple salsa, pesto pasta, mango jicama slaw, ratatouille, roasted Brussels sprouts and sweet potato, coconut creamed spinach, corn maque choux, mediterranean couscous salad, grilled bok choy, arugula pasta salad, and rosemary cauliflower mash.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!