Salmon cakes are a favorite food item for lots of people and good reason. For anyone who likes burgers but wants something healthier, a salmon cake is the best option. It combines the classic patty style but in the form of a fried light and delicious salmon. Everyone who loves burgers and seafood, salmon cake (เค้ก ปลา แซลมอน, which is the term in Thai) is the perfect food item for them all. Salmon cakes are common and popular enough so everyone knows how to make them easily. If you want to know what to serve with your salmon cakes for your friends and family, here are some of the best ideas. Take your pick and enjoy!
● Fresh Salad
Salmon is one of the healthiest fishes but it also has a rich taste. One of the best pairings with it is a fresh salad. Pick vegetables like broccoli, tomato, asparagus, lettuce, spinach, kale cucumber, etc, and toss it in a fresh citrusy dressing and you’re done. Try to pick out the freshest options available, especially if it’s a seasonal vegetable. Make your salad as vibrant and colorful as possible and play with different textures.
● Sweet Potato Fries
With sweet potato fries, you can again continue that healthy streak in your meal. Crunchy sweet potato fries seasoned with some salt, pepper and herbs go great with salmon cakes. If you don’t want them fried, you can just as easily bake them and get the same result. You can also make some dipping sauce like sriracha mayonnaise or a garlic aioli which can be used both for the salmon cakes and the fries.
● Pasta or Rice
This is a more uncommon pairing but it works just as well. A simple dish of pasta tossed in a light lemon and herb sauce goes great with salmon cakes. You can combine two ideas and make a fresh macaroni salad as well. If you are out of time from preparing the salmon cakes, plain steamed rice is a great complimentary dish for salmon cakes.
The important thing to consider while deciding on side dishes is the color and texture of the food. Vibrant colors seem more appealing, when food is served, the plate should look beautiful. Different textures in dishes presented together are also appreciated. You can now easily choose your best side dish for a meal.