Salmon W/ Lentils And Mustard-herb Butter Recipe

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Salmon w/ Lentils and Mustard-Herb Butter

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This dish is much easier to prepare than it looks and the results are wonderful.


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Rating:

Serves:

4

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

FOR MUSTARD-HERB BUTTER

5 Tbsp
unsalted butter, softened
1 Tbsp
chives, chopped
1 tsp
tarragon, chopped
2 tsp
grainy mustard
2 tsp
fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
pepper

FOR THE LENTILS

1 c
french green lentils
4 c
water
2 medium
leeks (white and pale green parts only)
1 Tbsp
unsalted butter
1/2-1 Tbsp
fresh lemon juice

FOR SALMON

24 oz
salmon fillets
2 Tbsp
unsalted butter

Directions Step-By-Step

1
For mustard butter - stir together all ingredients with 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper.
2
Bring lentils, water, and 3/4 tsp. salt to a boil in a heavy medium saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until lentils are just tender, 20-25 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes. **Reserve 1/2 cup cooking liquid, then drain lentils.
3
While lentils cook, chop leeks, then wash thoroughly. Cook leeks in butter in a heavy medium skillet over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 6-8 minutes.
4
Add lentils with reserved cooking liquid to leeks along with 3 tablespoons mustard-herb butter and cook, stirring until lentils are heated through and butter is melted. Add lemon juice (1/2 to 1 tbsp.) and salt/pepper to taste. Remove from heat and cover to keep warm.
5
For salmon - Pat salmon dry and sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Heat butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until foam subsides. Saute salmon, turning once, until golden and just cooked through, 6-8 minutes total.
6
Serve salmon, topped with remaining mustard-butter, over lentils.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: French
Dietary Needs: Diabetic, Low Carb
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy