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Baked sweet potato with almond butter and cole slaw made with brussel sprouts
I love baked sweet potato with salmon as well. Stove top steamed baby potatoes with lots of butter and parsley are also delicious. I love green beans almondine as well.
Pegeen is a trusted home cook.
Fennel is great with salmon, assuming you are not making a dill sauce for the salmon. A few ideas from this site:
Crispy Delicata Squash Rings with Currant, Fennel and Apple Relish
Crispy Cream-Braised Potatoes and Fennel
Celery and Fennel Gratin
p.s. It's not that dill and fennel taste the same, not at all, just that they both have a very "green" taste and could compete.
One of my favorite sides to salmon is cucumbers. Peel, seed and cut the cucumber into small cubes and cook for a few minutes in hot butter. Sprinkle with a little minced fresh dill. The pink and green are gorgeous. You can make this either hot or cold.
A very cool pink and green Lilly Pulitzer menu. :-)
Spinach and wild mushroomsLight in texture, very tasty , but allows the salmon to be the main event
Chops is a trusted home cook.
I like a lentil/rice mixture with salmon.
Garlic mashed potatoes, roasted beets and an Oregon pinot noir!
I like broccoli and wild rice casserole. Or spinach lemon rice is good too.
Kristen W. is a trusted home cook.
Any kind of caramelized potato is my favorite side with salmon.
I just recently served salmon with Quinoa Pilaf at a dinner party and it was a winning combination. Try this recipe from Cook's Illustrated (especially note the reduced amount of liquid from most quinoa recipes):http://www.cooksillustrated...
Rocky Rill, sounds great, but FYI you have to sign up for a complementary 14-day membership to read the recipe. You are required to provide a credit card number to start the complementary period.
June is a trusted source on General Cooking.
Although salmon and sweet potatoes taste good together, they don't look good on the plate together... both of them are orange! I like to set a salmon fillet atop some gingery Swiss chard. Roasted fingerling potatoes alongside.
In Norway, I was treated to salmon in a private home that was served with steamed, smashed peas. I like mine with plenty of butter, salt, and black pepper. The orange and green looked fantastic on the plate and it tasted delicious.
amysarah is a trusted home cook.
Lentils (French Puy, if possible) are pretty classic with salmon.
A really nice combo with salmon is Mujaddara (http://food52.com/recipes...) - a lentil/rice pilaf with caramelized onions. If your salmon already has a sauce, you can skip the yogurt sauce; if not, it also goes very well with simple roast or grilled salmon. With that, I'd just add some lightly sauteed spinach, or green beans, or probably just a crisp arugula or watercress salad, for color and texture, but also as a good foil to salmon's natural fattiness.