FISH SIDES!!!
By Montana Grant

Posted: July 10, 2022

Fresh fish are healthy and delicious. You can batter, fry, broil, bake, sushi, grill, smoke, or … No matter what you prefer, the fish will need a side.

There are many popular sides for fish. In England Fish n Chips are a platter of French fries and battered filets. Maybe a slice of pickle on the side along with a Tartar sauce. Simple and Tasty. Some serve a side of Mushy Peas!

Here are some of the best and tastiest sides for your next fish feeding frenzy!

Macaroni and cheese    Baked is best, but instant will do.

Scalloped potatoes     Smoked on the grill or baked in the oven.

Cole Slaw    A fine shred for a side, a cut, stripped cut for sandwiches

Hush Puppies    Corn meal nuggets of love. Add some sugar or jalapeno for more flavor

Onion Rings   Fresh are better than frozen. Air fryers cook these rings perfectly

Baked Beans   a couple cans of your favorite brand is good. Then kick it up a notch with other spices.

Fried Cabbage and Bacon     Something different as a side or on a sandwich

Mushy Peas    simple, easy, and tasty

Fries   so many options and variations.

There are some awesome side sauces to consider

                Tartar Sauce   a traditional mayo, relish, and spices.

                Bang Bang Sauce    an Asian sauce with a kick

                Dill Sauce    A simple flavorful sauce

                Cool Avocado sauce    Healthy and tasty

                Cocktail Sauce    Good for fish, shrimp, and …

                Horseradish sauce   has a kick but can be great on a stronger flavored fish.

Here’s a couple different recipes to try!

MUSHY PEAS

Heat and soften fresh sweet peas, fresh basil, lemon zest, and cover with water. Add salt to a taste and put in a blender. Keep the peas in chunks not too smooth.

FRIED CABBAGE and BACON

6 slices of bacon cut into small pieces.

I medium onion chopped.

3 cloves of garlic minced

½ head of cabbage chopped into square pieces

½ tsp of Old Bay seasoning

Salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes to taste.

Use a Dutch Oven or skillet to crisp the bacon. Remove the bacon after 5-8 minutes but leave the drippings in the pan. Reduce heat and add the onions. Cook until soft and translucent. Maybe 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds. Now add the cabbage and spices. Stir well and cover. Cook for 10 minutes. Remove cover occasionally to check on it. Add the red pepper flakes and bacon, stir and serve.

You could also add sliced sausage, spam, or…

If you prepare and serve sides correctly, they will compliment your delicious fish perfectly!

Montana Grant