Who doesn't love halibut?! With it's mild flavor and firm texture, this delicious white fish makes a fantastic and luxurious dinner. These are the top 50 halibut side dishes, the perfect dishes to serve with halibut for a harmonious and well put together meal.
Tis the season for fresh halibut fresh from the cold waters of the Pacific. Complimented by flavors like lemon zest, garlic, and fresh herbs like parsley, dill and tarragon, fillets of halibut pair well with tender asparagus, spring peas, green beans and zucchini.
All kinds of rice dishes are popular as are roasted, fried or mashed potatoes. Pasta or Italian style white beans are also tasty side dishes. Read on to choose the best side dishes to serve with your favorite halibut recipe tonight!
Vegetable Side Dishes
Lightly cooked vegetables are always a good side dish for halibut. Tossed in extra virgin olive oil and a bit of fresh lemon juice or made extra fancy with nuts and sauce, these veggie sides are all dinner winners!
Amp up the mild flavor of halibut with one of these flavorful salads. Adding herbs and zesty dressing are the best ways to liven up dinner! Choose from light veggie-based, an orzo pasta salad, a simple green salad, a lovely autumn harvest salad and more.
From French fries to mashed, potatoes are a great way to add a comforting side dish to your favorite fish recipe. Choose a potato recipe that has a contrasting texture to your halibut.
Plain white rice is fine, but these these recipes add different flavors and make it a tasty side dish. From Italian flavored risotto to classic Mexican rice (fish tacos anyone?), these are a perfect compliment to a special meal.
Italian Beans + Pasta
Pasta is always a welcome side dish for any type of fish. The silky yet al dente texture goes so well with tender, barely cooked fish. Cream, garlic, fresh parsley, lemon and capers all make for a classic flavor combination. For a Mediterranean inspired rich side dish, try the creamy yet dairy-free Italian beans.
Sauces + Condiments
Some classic sauces that pair well with halibut are Béarnaise (a tarragon scented Hollandaise sauce), white wine garlic butter sauce and brown butter sauce. While a plain garlic or lemon aioli are also classic dips or sauce, below is a fun bacon version. Top your halibut with a dollop for the flavor of bacon wrapped halibut without the fuss. Or keep it fresh and top your fish with some fresh, chunky salsa!