Good sides for grilled or oven-roasted whole steelhead trout?
I usually just make a salad, but I'm bored with that. Weather permitting, the humongous, delicious trout will be grilled outside which takes about 20 minutes tops.
Starch might be rice pilaf if I ask the man nicely.... green beans? Asparagus? I'm thinking something bright flavored (apologies in advance to small h for using that term).
how bout some grilled or roasted (whichever happens to the fish) fingerling potatoes, tomatoes, corn, or baby artichokes?
I just made a wonderful Preserved Lemon, Fennel, & Arugula salad that was a big hit at my dinner:
I did not top it with the fish as the recipe calls for (it suggests either anchovies or smoked trout), and you wouldn't need to either, since the fish is already on the plate.
The catch is that you need to procure some homemade or store-bought preserved lemon, but it may just be worth it, since the brightness and acidity of the luscious preserved lemons go so nicely with an oily tasty fish like trout.