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

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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 5 years ago

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Kristen Miglore
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added over 5 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!

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PMarie
added over 5 years ago

bearnaise and asparagus and snowpeas

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QueenSashy
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added over 5 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.

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ATG117
added over 5 years ago

a simple fennel salad, quinoa, sauteed spinach with garlic

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pierino
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added over 5 years ago

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

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WileyP
added over 5 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!

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ChefJune
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added over 5 years ago

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

petitbleu
added over 5 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.

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amysarah
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added over 5 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.

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Sam1148
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added over 5 years ago

I like Chimichurri sauce on fish.

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CHeeb
added over 5 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.

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suj
suj
added over 5 years ago

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

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KarenO
added 2 days ago

We just had it with smooth, buttery whipped potatoes. Made a sauce of 1/3c yogurt, 2 TBS dill, 1 small garlic minced, and s+p. DELICIOUS meal.

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Nancy
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added 2 days ago

Interesting. This is an old thread, and people have found many sauces and sides they like to serve with it.
But/and Kristen Miglore's version simplifies Eric Ripert's original recipe a good deal.
She basically seasons with salt and pepper, while he includes herbs (thyme & chives), vegetables (mushrooms &/or asparagus), and port-sherry reduction as a sauce.
So we could all go back to Ripert for ideas of sides and sauce.
http://www.aveceric.com...
https://www.bonappetit...

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