Roasted Salmon and Lentils

Are you looking for a delicious, satisfying, and healthy meal?  Look no further than “Roasted Salmon and Lentils”!  It’s this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe.

This recipe is a lesson in cooking lentils du Puy, or French green lentils.  They are simmered to perfection with onion, a clove, carrot, celery, bay leaf, and chicken broth.  A few of the lentils are removed and pureed, then the veggies are chopped and mixed back in.  The result is very flavorful!

The salmon is simply roasted in the oven with a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper.

I loved this meal, and so did my daughter.  She has always liked salmon, but she really liked the lentils too.  She even had seconds!  My husband liked the salmon and “tolerated” the lentils.

You can find the recipe for “Roasted Salmon and Lentils” in Dorie Greenspan’s book Around My French Table.  If you don’t have this wonderful book you really should get it!

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8 responses to “Roasted Salmon and Lentils

  1. Ahhh..you’re braver than me! There’s just something about lentils I can’t get past. Even the name;) Glad it turned out for you though!!

  2. Your dinner photo is beautiful! So glad you and your daughter loved the lentils. My grandsons would not even try them but, they loved the salmon! My surprise was that my husband ate and liked them. I was totally shocked!

  3. Maureen

    I made this recipe about a month ago and we loved it. I really like lentils but had never considered pairing them with salmon and I was very pleasantly surprised. It made for a wonderful blending of flavors.

    Your photo is wonderful. I wanted to eat it right up.

  4. This was a pleasant suprise, wasn’t it? I think it was even more surprising that it was such a hit all around.

  5. Ei

    Haha–I liked the lentils and “tolerated” the salmon. Mine tasted very fishy, and could have used more seasoning. I think my cuts were too thin, so it overcooked. Ah, well. The lentils were a big hit!

  6. Karen, your dish looks absolutely delectable. So glad to hear this was a hit at your home. I still need to try lentils – good thing there is at least one other Dorie recipe that includes them. Have a great weekend!

  7. Your salmon and lentils look wonderful, Karen! I am so glad this was on the schedule this week. It was so tasty and healthy. Hope you have a good weekend!

  8. I would have had seconds if there were anything left!! 🙂 Love that your family loved this one too, love when that happens period!

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