What Dessert Goes With Salmon? Top 10 Puds

October 4, 2021

Are you trying to find out what dessert goes with salmon? 

Whether you’re having salmon pasta, en croute, or a simple piece of baked fish with potatoes and salad, this post contains all the best ideas for what to serve up afterwards! 

Vibrant and fruity treats are always my personal favourite for pairing with seafood based dishes, though I’ve added some more varied choices that will suit any taste. 

Let’s dive right in to what desserts go with salmon… 

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1. Ice cream 

Sometimes, the quickest and easiest options can be just as good as any complex creation that you might be thinking about making. 

Everyone loves ice cream, and it’s a deliciously light choice to serve after a salmon main course. 

If you like, you can add some extras to the table so your family and friends can customise their own desserts. Good choices include strawberry sauce, chocolate flakes, hundreds and thousands sprinkles, and wafers. 

ice cream

2. Orange sorbet 

A fruit sorbet is a fantastic palate cleanser, making it a good choice if you’re serving your salmon with a garlicky butter or other rich option. 

This orange sorbet recipe adds a splash of colour to the table, and can be made up to 2 weeks in advance if you’re eager to get ahead with your preparation. 

I like to serve mine inside hollowed out oranges with a few fresh mint leaves. 

orange sorbet

3. Yoghurt cake 

Yoghurt adds extra moisture to a cake, making it a secret ingredient of those who are really in the know! 

This yoghurt cake recipe is a big hit with children and adults alike. If you don’t like the sound of the rosewater and lime flavouring, it can easily be substituted for lemon or orange zest. 

yoghurt cake

4. Strawberry tart 

A good strawberry tart is a real showstopper and the kind of centrepiece that will get everyone talking. 

My favourite recipe is this French strawberry tart, and the berries glazed in redcurrant jelly are a real treat! 

strawberry tart

5. Rhubarb fool 

In my humble opinion, rhubarb is hugely underrated! It has such a beautiful colour, and that tart, tangy taste is so satisfying when served after a salmon dinner. 

This rhubarb fool is made with the perfect combination of ingredients, including natural yoghurt, orange juice, cream, fresh sugar, and of course, fresh rhubarb. 

rhubarb fool

6. Blueberry biscuits 

Salmon can make a deliciously light meal if that’s what you have in mind, and if that’s the case, you probably want to avoid anything like an indulgent pudding or cream laden cake. 

Keep things simple by baking a batch of homemade blueberry biscuits instead. They’re naturally sweet and tart, and are packed with beautiful fresh berries. 

If you have leftovers, they’ll keep really well in an airtight container so you can enjoy them throughout the week. 

blueberry biscuits

7. Creme brûlée 

Creme brûlée is a great dessert to serve after salmon, and though it can look super impressive on the table, it’s actually pretty straightforward to make from scratch. 

The key here is of course that beautifully golden burnt top, that’s so satisfying to crack with a spoon. 

Having a kitchen blowtorch certainly comes in handy here, but it’s definitely not essential, so don’t let that put you off. You can use a standard grill instead. 

creme brulee

8. Posh gin and tonic 

A good gin and tonic is always a fabulous way to round off a meal! 

The beauty of this option is that you can tailor it to your guests, and make it into something that is really special. 

For example, you can create a cocktail known as ‘the Parisian’ by using herbal gin and adding a splash of elderflower liqueur, topping with equal parts tonic water and champagne, then add a sage leaf and a chunk of lemon to garnish.

Alternatively, you could team a sloe gin with a lemon flavoured tonic. With a little creativity, you can come up with all kinds of interesting and exciting pairings!  

gin and tonic

9. Chocolate tart 

A simple chocolate tart is easy to prepare, but it’s the kind of dessert for salmon that will really leave an impression. 

Buying good quality chocolate will really make a difference here to the end result, so get the best that you can afford. The pastry should be short and satisfyingly crumbly, and the filling should be smooth and cut like butter. Dreamy! 

If you enjoy salted caramel, you could prepare a drizzle to pour over at the end. This tart is just as good served on its own though, or with a couple of fresh strawberries on the plate. 

chocolate caramel tart

10. Blackberry lemon scones 

These blackberry lemon scones are wonderfully flaky, and laced with juicy berries and a hint of zesty lemon. 

They should be light and flaky, and never heavy, and there are a few things you can do to ensure they turn out right. You should make sure that your butter and sour cream are used straight from the fridge, so are really cold, and you should handle the mixture as little as possible. These tips can help you to achieve that perfect texture! 

blackberry scones

Choosing what dessert goes with salmon

Whether you’re in a hurry and need a quick fix, or you have a little more time available to spend in the kitchen creating something special, there are plenty of choices here for a great dessert for salmon. 

Which of these will you be trying? 

the best desserts for salmon

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