What side dishes should I pair with scallops for a well rounded dinner for 5?
Fennel & carrot salad/slaw
Risotto al onda ("on the wave") should be wet enough to slide around on the plate. You could of course pile on more fish capon magra style; steamed clams, mussels, quickly cooked shrimp.
A saute of corn with red peppers or a corn salad with fresh herbs.
Great suggestion! I made a corn sautée with mushrooms and shallots :) wish I caught the red pepper suggestion sooner! Next time I guess!
I would add orzo in addition to any of the above suggestions.
Meant to say except risotto.....