There is nothing like a mouth-watering side dish to add distinct flavor and fervor to any main dish. It can be the perfect companion for your meal. Without a flavorsome side dish, your main is just incomplete. A side dish can have different connotations depending upon where you are dining. It could refer to a simple accompaniment or a dish from the small plates menu.
A side dish can provide your meal with a balanced flavor!
The best way to understand the effect that a side dish can have on any meal is by considering a meat stew and dinner rolls together on a plate. For many people, a meat stew is unfathomable without soft and buttery dinner rolls on the side. The floury rolls can ease the pungent flavors of a meat stew with the salty neutrality of butter and bread. In the same way as the garlicky and mildly herbed garlic bread can ease the burn of the spicy peppers in the Arrabbiata pasta sauce. Who can deny the camaraderie of the salty sticky potato fries with a burger and a milkshake that can take the meal to another level?
There is truly nothing like a salty side dish to augment the flavors of a meal.
Yet sometimes, the side dish can completely outshine the principal dish itself. For a lot of people, the roast potatoes that come with a barbecued brisket are the true highlight of their meal. For many others, the creamy lemon pasta that is a popular accompaniment to a grilled salmon is more divine than the fish itself. A side dish is therefore not just a small dish that adds the calorific value of a dish; it is also the flavorful accompaniment that can altogether transform any dish by complementing and enhancing its flavors. A side dish can be a great finishing touch that can make an ordinary shine.
A side dish can also add the smack of taste to an ordinary dish. The fragrant Balsamic roast potatoes, the succulent and juicy Mexican corn on the cob and the delightful flatbread served with middle eastern and Mediterranean dishes are just some of the hearty sides that could easily make up for the meal even if the main does not measure up.
There are countless examples of how there is so much more happiness in the hefty portion of sides than the actual dish. A side dish is a great way to provide equilibrium of taste by creating a well thought out mix of versatile flavors. A side dish is so much more than a simple filler dish. You can turn a simple dish up-side-down and make it truly special by adding a heart-warming side dish to it.
If you have been contemplating on some interesting and easy side dish ideas to give a regular meal a complete overhaul, check out these recipe suggestions to help you put a perfect side dish to satiate your cravings.
However, if you want something even more elaborate for a special occasion such as a thanksgiving dinner, we have some fuss-free and simple side dish ideas that you can put together in a jiffy – just check out these Easy Side Dishes for Thanksgiving and find exactly what you are looking for!
As always, if you have a side dish recipe that your family just LOVES and you want to share it with the world, message me so I can make it and put it into a recipe!
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