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A question about a recipe: Le Bernardin's Crispy-Skinned Fish


I have a question about the recipe "Le Bernardin's Crispy-Skinned Fish" from Genius Recipes. What are some good side dishes for this recipe? Also, is there a sauce anyone recommends with it?

asked by suj over 2 years ago
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Kristen Miglore

Kristen is the Creative Director of Food52

added over 2 years ago

Right now, I'd go for an Italian salsa verde to be served on the side. And in that case, I'd serve with orzo or couscous and sauteed greens.

I think there are other serving ideas in the comment thread on the recipe too!

added over 2 years ago

bearnaise and asparagus and snowpeas


QueenSashy is a trusted home cook.

added over 2 years ago

On a hot day I would eat it with crispy vegetable slaw salad, perhaps carrot, jicama, red peppers and/or celery, with herbal vinaigrette. In spring, maybe fennel slaw or green pea pure. Lemon risotto.

added over 2 years ago

a simple fennel salad, quinoa, sauteed spinach with garlic


pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

added over 2 years ago

I agree with PMarie on bernaise (a tarragon flavored sauce). And asparagus are in season right now.

added over 2 years ago

I vote for the asparagus as well, but wrapped with prosciutto or turkey bacon and with a nice balsamic-butter sauce. Sounds like a great meal to me!


June is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added over 2 years ago

Curious why you would use Balsamic vinegar with a delicate flavored fish. For me, ti would upstage the star -- the fish.

added over 2 years ago

Céleri rémoulade would be lovely. As would a nice watercress salad--something citrusy and bright. The pea purée mentioned above sounds good, but you could also use favas or soybeans to great effect.


amysarah is a trusted home cook.

added over 2 years ago

Romesco sauce goes well with simply prepared fish (e.g., roast or sauteed.) There are many variations, but this is Jose Andres': http://www.spanishsuitcase...

Steamed or grilled asparagus would go well with the fish & sauce; roast or steamed new potatoes would also be a good pairing.


Sam is a trusted home cook.

added over 2 years ago

I like Chimichurri sauce on fish.

added over 2 years ago

An aioli with finely chopped preserved lemons and parsley would be a good all around fish go-to sauce.All of the above side dishes sound yummy.

added over 2 years ago

Thanks everyone!! went with a lemon herb sauce, roasted asparagus, and a pea risotto - turned out delicious!!