If you’re wondering what to serve with your salmon en croute, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 11 of the most popular side dishes for salmon en croute.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best side dishes for salmon en croute are vegetables like roasted broccoli, sauteed leeks, pickled cucumber, and herbed potatoes. Also consider asparagus, minted peas, and samphire. Good sauces to pair with the salmon include lemon dill sauce and creme fraiche.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
We all love roasted vegetables, especially the charred bits.
This zesty roasted garlic broccoli is easy and fuss-free.
Mix and roast it in a pan, ready to serve with your salmon.
The tip is to use high-quality oil such as avocado oil to lend a nice depth of flavor.
Lemon gives the broccoli a bit of a tang while chili flakes add a touch of subtle heat.
Leeks are an excellent side dish if you want a mildly onion-flavored vegetable.
When cooked, they impart a pleasing aroma with a creamy taste.
These melt-in-your-mouth sauteed leeks will perfectly accompany any salmon dish.
They don’t overpower the fish and also make for a visually appealing plate.
Apple cabbage salad
Cabbage has a slightly bitter taste, and apples are perfect for lending a touch of sweetness to it.
This apple cabbage salad merges the bitter-sweet combination of vegetables and fruit.
I think it’s an improved version of the classic coleslaw with the addition of blue cheese.
Tossing together the salad, you create a salty, sharp mix with the crunch of walnuts in every bite.
This salad’s crisp, sweet bite complements the delicate flavors of your salmon perfectly.
Oven-roasted herbed potatoes
This particular = oven-roasted potato recipe is a cinch to cook and tasty to eat.
What makes it extra special is the addition of garlic, fresh herbs, and parmesan that packs in tons of flavor.
Top these potatoes with crushed fresh herbs like peppery rosemary & sharp, minty thyme for an aromatic flavor boost.
Creamy salmon and garlicky, cheesy potatoes. Yum!
Pickled cucumber side
Pickled cucumbers lend their freshness and tang to a fish dish like salmon.
Of course, you can simply slice some cucumbers and serve them as a side dish.
But taking the extra step of pickling them for half an hour while your salmon is baking makes for a tangier, more refined meal.
This cucumber vinegar salad is crunchy and light, with nothing fancy involved.
You’ll love the extra acidity and crispness it adds to your salmon.
Minted peas are an Irish and English staple side dish.
Paired with seafood mains, it’s a perfect palate cleanser between the salmon’s rich, salty taste.
I like my peas whole and fresh, not mushy at all.
Why? Because the fish and pastry are already tender and flaky, I appreciate the contrast in the texture.
These minted peas are exquisite to serve alongside a slice of freshly baked salmon en croute.
Lemon garlic roasted asparagus
This roasted asparagus recipe will deliver the tender, buttery goodness your salmon deserves.
With salmon en croute being a fairly complicated dish to cook, let’s make it easy for you by just popping these stalks into the oven for quick roast.
This recipe is elevated with the help of garlic, lemon, and a high-quality olive oil. A blend of traditional flavors to perfectly complement your salmon.
Winter green salad
I often prepare this bright winter green salad when I have limited time in the kitchen.
In this salad, there’s the fresh anise-like fennel, tart sweetness with a hint of bitterness in the grapefruit, earthy crispness of beets, and the crunch of sunflower seeds.
Simply toss the ingredients with a balsamic vinaigrette, it helps to contrast with the creaminess of the salmon en croute.
Here’s the full recipe: Winter Greens with Fennel, Grapefruit, and Beet Salad.
Samphire is well known in England and Ireland. In the United States, it’s better known as sea beans (and sea asparagus in Canada).
This vegetable is grown near the sea and absorbs minerals from the seawater giving it a distinctly salty taste.
This samphire with white sauce recipe perfectly balances the saltiness by blanching the vegetable before sauteeing it with butter.
The result is a salty and savory flavor bomb with strong garlicky notes.
Creme fraiche dressing
You can get this rich creme from the store, but a tart, cheese-like homemade creme fraiche is much more decadent and special.
Serve with fresh lemon wedges; it’s a simple but elegant way to accompany your salmon en croute.
Creme fraiche is slightly richer than sour cream, but less acidic – meaning it won’t overpower the star of the show.
Get this simple but delicious homemade creme fraiche recipe here.
Creamy, aromatic dill sauce is an excellent pairing for any salmon dish – salmon en croute being no exception.
The dill has a citrusy, grassy freshness that goes well with most rich or salty dishes.
This bright and creamy dill sauce only takes a few minutes to whip up.
The best side dishes for salmon en croute
- Roasted broccoli
- Sauteed leeks
- Apple cabbage salad
- Oven-roasted herbed potatoes
- Pickled cucumber side
- Minted peas
- Lemon garlic roasted asparagus
- Winter green salad
- Creme fraiche dressing
- Dill sauce
What To Serve With Salmon En Croute
- 1 portion salmon en croute
- Prepare your salmon en croute according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: roasted broccoli, sauteed leeks, apple cabbage salad, oven-roasted herbed potatoes, pickled cucumber side, minted peas, lemon garlic roasted asparagus, winter green salad, samphire, creme fraiche dressing, and dill sauce.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!