Many scrumptious options are available to consider when choosing a side dish to accompany a main course of oven-baked trout. Selecting a vegetable is a crucial and healthy choice, while considering a potato, rice or pasta dish is a wise use of any planning time.
Vegetables that add crunch and texture to the plate play nicely off the tenderness of the fish. Steamed broccoli with beurre blanc, roasted baby leeks with thyme, minted peas under oil, French green bean salad and asparagus four ways are all fancy sides to add a touch of gourmet flair to the table. A simple preparation of steamed carrots, roasted beets, or sautéed onions and garlic keep the combinations elegant.
To add some decadent carbohydrates to the meal, there is scalloped or mashed potato, a roasted potato to complement the roast on the fish, or even a twice-baked potato to take it to the next level of gourmet. Rice is a traditional side to pair with trout as well, and can be prepared in a variety of ways such as pilaf, risotto, casserole or fried. For a hearty selection, there is always a pasta dish like lemon and feta angel hair, garlic-buttered pasta or orzo-stuffed tomatoes.