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    Moroccan Spiced Salmon over Lentils

    Moroccan Spiced Salmon over Lentils. Photo by PaulaG

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    45 mins

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    35 mins

    Nasseh's Note:

    This is a wonderful spicy fish dish with a tomato sauce & lentils.

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    Spice Mixture

    Remaining Ingredients


    1. 1
      Spice Mixture: Combine all the ingredients for the spice mix then set aside to be used later.
    2. 2
      Place the lentils in a medium saucepan & cover with 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer. Cook until the lentils are tender, about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain any remaining water then season with salt and pepper and set aside, covered.
    3. 3
      While the lentils are cooking, warm olive oil over medium-low heat in a medium-sized saucepan. Cook the garlic and onions in the oil until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the harissa and 1 tablespoon of the spice mixture and continue to cook until fragrant, about 3 minutes.
    4. 4
      Increase the heat to medium then add the tomatoes and their juices. Simmer the sauce, stirring occasionally, until the flavors are well blended, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
    5. 5
      Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray a baking pan with cooking spray & set aside. Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper then coat them on both sides with the remaining spice mixture.
    6. 6
      Heat the canola oil & the butter in a large skillet. When the oil is very hot, add 2 salmon fillets to the pan, skin side down. Saute the salmon fillets for 3 minutes (do not turn over). Repeat with the other 2 fillets.
    7. 7
      Carefully transfer the fillets to the baking sheet & roast the salmon for about 6-10 minutes, or until the skin is very crisp and the fish is just cooked through.
    8. 8
      Spoon the lentils into the center of warmed dinner plates and set the salmon fillets on top, skin side down. Spoon the tomato sauce around the lentils and serve at once.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 16, 2013


      Awesome is all I can say. So full of flavour, we absolutely loved this! Like Paula, I halved the recipe and served it with some green salad. Thanks for sharing!<br/>Made for My Diabetic Recipes / Diabetes Forum

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    • on March 25, 2009


      This is so full of flavor and relatively easy to prepare. The recipe was reduced to 2 servings and I was able to reduce the amount of oil called for. The salmon was seared in an oven proof pan and then placed in the oven to complete the cooking process. Both DH and I enjoyed this recipe. Made for *Zaar Tag*

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    Nutritional Facts for Moroccan Spiced Salmon over Lentils

    Serving Size: 1 (428 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 560.7
    Calories from Fat 205
    Total Fat 22.7 g
    Saturated Fat 4.3 g
    Cholesterol 95.1 mg
    Sodium 131.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 41.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 19.4 g
    Sugars 6.1 g
    Protein 48.8 g

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