Salmon w/ Lentils and Mustard-Herb Butter

Salmon W/ Lentils And Mustard-herb Butter Recipe

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


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15 Min
30 Min
Stove Top



  • 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
  • 1/4 tsp

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

  • 24 oz
    salmon fillets
  • 2 Tbsp
    unsalted butter

How to Make Salmon w/ Lentils and Mustard-Herb Butter


  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.

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About Salmon w/ Lentils and Mustard-Herb Butter

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

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