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Salmon with Lentils - A New Recipe

Course Fish, Main Course
Cuisine French
Keyword lentils, salmon
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories 177 kcal


  • 1 cup green du Puy lentils 1 cup French green du Puy lentils
  • 3 cups water 3 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tbsps unsalted butter 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup yellow onion 1 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 2 garlic 2 large chopped garlic cloves
  • 3 tbsps flat-leaf parsley 3 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tbsps lemon juice 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 ounces salmon fillets 4 - 6 ounces skinless salmon fillets
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • lemon optional wedge of lemon


  1. Place lentils, water and 1 teaspoon salt in a saucepan and stir. Bring to a boil, and then reduce the heat to simmer 30 to 40 minutes, or until the lentils are tender but not falling apart. Drain in a sieve set over a bowl and reserve ½ cup of the cooking liquid.

  2. Meanwhile in a heavy sauce pan, melt 2 tablespoon of butter over low heat. Stir in the onion, garlic, salt and cook covered until the onions are pale golden, about 10 minutes. Stir occasionally

  3. Remove the lid and cook stirring occasionally for another 5 to 10 minutes, or until the onions are golden.

  4. Stir the lentils into the onion along with the reserved cooking liquid and heat through. Add the lemon juice, parsley, 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice. Pepper and olive oil. Stir gently to bind it all.

  5. Pat dry the salmon and sprinkle with salt and pepper. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat 1 tablespoon butter and olive 1 tablespoon olive oil. When the butter foam subsides add the fish and cook, turning once. 5 to 8 minutes depending on the thickness of the salmon. Make sure that it is not too overcooked or it will be too dry.

  6. When ready to eat sprinkle a couple of drops or olive oil and a small squeeze of lemon in top of the lentils. This will accentuate the flavor of the caramelized onions

Nutrition Facts
Salmon with Lentils - A New Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 177 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 42mg14%
Sodium 611mg27%
Potassium 248mg7%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 530IU11%
Vitamin C 10.3mg12%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.