HOW TO... SELECT A SMASHING SIDE DISHPosted 9 September 2014 by The Saucy Fish Co.
It's a toughie, what flavour combinations go best with which fish? How do top chefs pull together such inspiring meals, matched perfectly with just the right accompaniment? Well, there are some tricks of the trade to help - and we're ready to spill them!
Let's tackle the taste buds. Basically, you need to look at the side dish and main meal as a 'whole'. If your main meal is slightly peppery, then you should reach for citrusy accompaniments like lemon or lime to balance out the pepper. For example, mackerel served on a bed of rocket would leave behind a peppery taste. Therefore, matching a lime or lemon vinaigrette to the side salad works wonders. Finish off with a sweet accompaniment - say roasted cherry tomato salsa - to complement the sour citrus notes, and you have a beautifully balanced dish.
To bring out the best in your dish, you need a little bit of everything to get those taste buds stimulated - combine naturally sweet, salty, sour and bitter foods together to get a really interesting mix going on.
This might sound weird at first, but trust us, it works! Give this a whirl, and see what you think!