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What To Serve With Flounder? 12 Best Side Dishes & 3 Best Sauces

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by Maria Foster

If you love seafood, then you’re in for a treat today! As we’re going to be looking at the best side dishes and sauces to serve with flounder.

Flounder is one of the most nutritious fish you can eat, packed with minerals, protein and vitamins. Plus, it has a low fat content. 

What To Serve With Flounder? 12 Best Side Dishes & 3 Best Sauces

It’s also a fish that is easy to prepare and very versatile, with many ways you can cook it. You can bake it, pan-fry it, poach it, stuff it, and so much more!

So without further ado, let’s take a look at the best side dishes and sauces to serve with flounder.

Why Should You Serve Side Dishes With Flounder?

Well, no meal is complete without a side dish, right? Plus, seafood is normally served with light sides, so you’re always left satisfied and not uncomfortably full. Of course, flounder can be enjoyed on its own if you prefer, or if you’re short on time to make sides.

Still, a side dish can really enhance the flavor of flounder while adding some nutritional value to your diet. 

Pairing flounder with the perfect side dish can bring out all the best flavors and make for an impressive dinner.

The 12 Best Side Dishes To Serve With Flounder

1. Caesar Salad Recipe

Caesar salad is a classic dish that compliments practically every meal. From braised meat to pasta to bowls of soup and even flounder, a Caesar salad always takes a good meal to a great meal.

5 minutes before your filet of flounder is ready, prepare this stress-free salad to complete your fabulous meal.

2. Roasted Sugar Snap Peas

Sugar snap peas are a beloved side dish. You can eat them plain and dip them in hummus or roast them in the oven to make a tasty side dish.

This dish is simple and quick to make, but it looks like you’ve spent hours making it. Serve this at a dinner party, and your guests are sure to be impressed.

Caramelize the natural sugars of the sugar snap peas by roasting them in the oven. They’ll become so sweet you’ll think they’re fruits not peas!

3. Easy Baked Ratatouille

Bring the dish that inspired the beloved Pixar movie into your home! A savory side of ratatouille is the ideal side dish to serve with flounder. 

Thin slices of eggplant, squash, and zucchini are thrown into a pan swimming in tomato sauce. You then roast them in the oven to create a mouth-watering veggie casserole.

If you want a fancy side dish for your flounder, look no further than ratatouille. 

4. Whipped Sweet Potatoes

We all enjoy whipped potatoes, but how about whipped sweet potatoes? They’re the perfect side dish!

This naturally sweet carb is made extra sweeter thanks to brown sugar and butter. This is a creamy and sweet side dish that would perfectly complement flounder. 

If you serve these whipped sweet potatoes at a family dinner they will be quickly gobbled up!

5. Roasted Brussels Sprouts

People often turn their nose up at Brussels sprouts, but this recipe will be the exception. They’re so tasty, nobody will be able to resist them.

Roasting the Brussels sprouts really brings out their earthiness, and is amplified by the oil and salt. This is a truly delicious way to get your veggie dose.

6. KFC Copycat Coleslaw

All fish needs to have a coleslaw side, right? That may be a controversial statement, and things get even more divisive when you need to choose between vinegar or mayo to make your coleslaw.

Well, this recipe has a mayo base and was inspired by the iconic Colonel Sanders. And after all, who can argue with the Colonel?

7. Green Beans

When green beans are done right, they’re fabulous. Anything less than that, and they can be a challenge to eat.

To make green beans tastier, turn to this simple recipe. It’s a guaranteed way to consistently produce tasty beans. 

This recipe needs green beans rather than canned beans. This is because fresh green beans have a more vibrant flavor and a firm texture.

8. Panzanella Salad

Basil, bread, garlic, onion, and tomato come together in this Tuscan-inspired Panzanella salad. What you get is a salad that’s packed with flavor. 

Every ingredient complements each other, and they are tied together with a stunning vinaigrette dressing. 

This salad isn’t just great for flounder, but plenty of other meals too. In fact, it’s so great, you may want to eat it every night.

9. Grilled Vegetable Skewers

Veggies and fish are a match made in heaven, especially when they take the form of skewers! Grilling these skewers gives you a smoky flavor that perfectly compliments their natural flavors and the spices.

They’re also easy to make, but fancy enough that they look like they’ve come out of a restaurant kitchen, making them great for a dinner party. 

10. Cheesy Cauliflower Rice

If you want some rice but don’t want to load up on the carbs, why not make this cheesy cauliflower rice dish? The cauliflower is low in calories but has the texture of the classical rice dishes we know and love.

The cheese sauce is beautifully creamy and is a great addition to this delightful dish.

11. Roasted Greek Potatoes

Potatoes are a starchy side that go well with flounder, especially when they’re in the form of these roasted Greek potatoes!

Seasoned with traditional Greek spices, these potatoes couldn’t be easier to make and you only need a one sheet pan, making clean-up easy too.

The beautifully seasoned outside is gorgeously crispy, while the middle is starchy and soft like a potato should be.

12. Rice Pilaf

Rice pilaf is a dish that is mildly seasoned and makes a beautiful side dish to a flounder entrée. The rice grains have a slightly nutty flavor and the seasoning emphasizes that perfectly.

Pilaf is great for nights when you want a warming, filling side dish. It doesn’t just go well with flounder, it also goes well with cod or tilapia. Settle in for a winter evening with this satisfying and warming side dish.

The 3 Best Sauces To Serve With Flounder

1. Creamy Dill Sauce

A popular sauce to pair with fish is dill sauce, and it’s fresh dill that makes this sauce wonderfully flavorful and fragrant.

It can be used as a baste for roasting flounder, or a dipping sauce when you’re frying it. The sophisticated flavor will make any flounder meal fancier.

2. Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing

If it’s been swimming, then it needs a lemon! This is a popular piece of advice among chefs for a reason.

Lemon is a great flavoring for any cut of fish, and this lemon vinaigrette dressing is proof. You can use it as a dressing or a roasting base. Whatever you decide, your fish will be made even tastier.

3. Tartar Sauce

Any fish chef will tell you that tartar sauce can make or break a fish dish. Ensure your fish is as delicious as possible by making this reliable tartar sauce.

It has just the right blend of sweet and tangy flavors, and compliments your fish without overshadowing it. We recommend keeping a jar of this sauce in your fridge whenever you’re cooking flounder.

Final Thoughts

Now that you know some of the best side dishes to serve with flounder, why not try out some of these recipes for yourself?

If you want a simple, healthy, and light side dish then go with a veggie based dish such as creamy cauliflower rice or ratatouille. 

But if you want a heartier meal, then we recommend whipping up some roasted Greek potatoes or rice pilaf so you can finish the meal satisfied.

If you want to strip things right back, then maybe all you’ll need is a sauce like a tartar sauce or dill sauce! With flounder, the options are endless.

About Maria Foster
Maria Foster
Maria Foster is a mother of 3 and she and her husband of 23 years share their home with 2 faithful dogs. Besides being CEO of the household and active in her community, Maria is the lead contributor to Food Champs and loves to try new food ideas and kitchen accessories to make easier and more delicious meals.
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