The question immediately comes to mind which salad goes with fish when the fish is put into the pan. Salads have always been the most delicious complement to fish dishes. Turkish cuisine has greatly reflected its richness in salads with our various greens and many vegetable varieties thanks to our geography. So, what kind of salad do you make with fish? Let's take a look at the salad varieties and recipes that best suit the fish and color the fish dishes.
Side Salad for Fish Varieties
The first types of salad that first spring to mind are as follows:
- Shepherd Salad
- Carrot Salad
- Arugula Salad
- Red Cabbage Salad
- Onion Salad
- Za'atar Salad
- Purslane Salad
Side Salad Recipes for Fish
How to make a side salad for fish? Far from yogurt salads, of course; salads with plenty of greens and lemons are the ideal salads for fish dishes. Here are the salad recipes for fish...
The First Thing We Look For Fish: Shepherd Salad
Shepherd salad has the leader position in side salad varieties for fish. For the shepherd salad, which is always the most classic and practical companion of the dishes, chop 1 cucumber, 2 tomatoes, 1 onion, and 2 peppers finely and mix in a bowl. Add salt, lemon, oil, and vinegar. You can also serve it by adding a few black olives or parsley, or you can add Jr. SousChef’s Organic Pomegranate Molasses.
Add Color to Side Salad Recipes for Fish: Carrot Salad
Carrot salad is one of the most colorful dishes in side salad varieties for fish. Wash and grate 2 carrots and finely chop the onions into half-rings. Chop the parsley finely, either by hand or with a knife. Add salt and olive oil and mix all the ingredients.
A Delicious Side Taste For Fish: Red Cabbage Salad
Chop a half-red cabbage finely. Knead the chopped cabbage in a deep bowl, adding 1 tbsp. vinegar and some salt until it softens. Add half a lemon juice and 1 tbsp. olive oil to the softened cabbages and mix with a spoon. You can also add Jr. SousChef’s Organic Pomegranate Molasses to the red cabbage salad.
Side Salad Recipes for Fish Are Essential: Arugula Salad
The arugula salad also gets the seat of honor of the side salad recipes for fish. Wash the arugula thoroughly and put them in a large container. Add salt, vinegar, and olive oil and mix without damaging the greens. Finish your salad with the cherry tomatoes and tulum cheese. You can choose to complete the arugula salad with pomegranate grains and walnuts instead of tomatoes and cheese according to the season; you can crown it with Jr. SousChef's organic dried tomatoes, which you can soak in some hot water.
A Ritual: Onion Salad
Onion salad, which is among the side salad varieties for fish, is an indispensable taste for those who like plenty of onions. Chop the onion finely as half-rings. Soak it in water by changing the water several times for 5-10 minutes and lastly, drain the water. Chop the parsley finely. Mix the parsley with the onion. Add sumac, salt, and a little lemon juice and blend all without crushing the onions.
Be sure to try: Za'atar Salad
Do not miss out shortly available za’atar when it is the season, and honor the fish with it. Separate the soft parts of za’atar for the salad that you may include in your list of side salad varieties for fish. Allow to soak in brine for up to 5 minutes to let it release its bitter juice. Chop the onions and tomatoes finely. Mix it with the za’atar you soaked. Mix them all together by adding Jr. SousChef’s Organic Pomegranate Molasses, chili flakes, olive oil, and salt. If you prefer, you can consume it by blending the za’atar you separated with pepper paste and adding cracked green olives instead of using tomatoes.
Purslane Influence in Side Salads for Fish
Purslane suits the fish dishes very well. For this salad, which is one of the indispensable salad recipes for fish, wash a bunch of purslanes and chop it with your hand or chop without cutting the leaves. Chop 1 tomato and 1 cucumber finely. Chop 1 small onion into rings and mix them all together. Add half a lemon juice, olive oil, and salt, and blend them all together. Your salad is ready!
You can also prepare colorful side salad varieties for fish according to your taste and use different sauces. However, you should make sure that your ready-made sauces are natural and organic. You can comfortably use Jr. SousChef's organic pomegranate molasses and organic dried tomatoes prepared with good agricultural practices in your salads.