Delicious, although I don't follow most recipes to the letter. I actually grilled the salmon with a hot spice rub. The lentils were really wonderful. My youngest son said he would eat them everyday, and he rarely says that. I didn't really measure my lentils, or much else, but it seems pretty foolproof. I started my lentils cooking in water, then drained them, before I added everything. I sauteed the veggies in spray, and had a huge carrot, so it was probably like 2. I did not want all the bacon fat, even though it adds flavor, I do not need the extra fat. I did add crisp, higher meat bacon, crumbled, at the end. Did not have crushed tomatoes in sauce, so added diced with basil, oregano, and garlic in juice, a whole can, added extra fresh garlic, poured broth in as needed, and used the fresh ground pepper and sea salt, and bay leaf, along with some cayenne, and finished it with some balsamic. When I served it, I put about a quarter teaspoon butter over the top of the teen's. Served it with my broccoli rabe. Needs the green vegetable, for health, appearance, and taste contrast. Roasted asparagus or fresh roasted brussel sprouts would be good. Absolutely yum.
Roasted Salmon with Lentils and Bacon
jenmax Posted: 03/15/10
stimply Posted: 11/22/09
The lentils are the real star in this dish. We would reuse the lentil recipe but probably go for a more exciting salmon recipe. Overall it was good, easy, and tasty.
Slois14 Posted: 07/03/12
My husband really enjoyed this recipe. I had never tried lentils before (and I'm not a big bean fan) so I just thought it was ok. The flavors in the lentils were very rich and complex, but I couldn't get past the beanie texture. Rather than cooking the salmon in the pan, I broiled it in the oven with olive oil and some seasonings. If you do like lentils then I highly recommend this dish...it would be perfect on a chilly fall evening.