Friday, March 2, 2012

FFWD Roasted Salmon and Lentils


When I saw the recipe schedule for this month I was very excited - great choices - but also knew that I wouldn't be able to make this week's recipe before Friday.  So this will be a very short post.  The combination of salmon and lentils sounded strange to me the first time I heard it, but I've been using Sara Moulton's recipe for a while now.  It calls for pancetta, but I always use her recommended substitution of smoked salmon, and also calls for vinegar and mustard.  I love it.  I think the mustard really balances out the richness of the fish.  I didn't think Dorie's recipe had as nice of a flavor.  What saved it for me was the truffle oil.  I absolutely love truffle oil, and also used this as an excuse to use some of the truffle salt that I brought back from Oregon.  With these ingredients we certainly enjoyed the dish, but I don't think it would've had enough flavor without them.

To see what other FFWD bloggers thought of the recipe, go here.

7 comments:

  1. I tasted the broth as my split peas (bad substitute!) cooked and added on the spot a few peppercorns and some thyme. That definitely helped! Sara Moulton's recipe sounds divine, though. I have to check it out.

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  2. I can see where the Sarah Moulton recipe would win out over this one (I would want to add both salmon & pancetta) - although, I must say we really enjoyed this. Smoked salmon always adds such a nice flavor.

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  3. I usually make a mustard glaze for salmon as well, but it is Martha Stewart's and we love it, but I really loved the simplicity of Dorie's salmon and the flavor of the salmon really shines. I want to try it with a little drizzle of truffle oil - i sounds wonderful.

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  4. I was lucky enough to get an excellent piece of salmon that needed nothing but s&p and a touch of olive oil infused with chilis. One of the frustrating things about fish is that I never know how flavorful it will be until I get it home and cook it!!!

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  5. I think you've all hit on my main problem with this recipe - the salmon I bought just wasn't that great. I guess next time I'm going to have to spring for the more expensive salmon...

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  6. Well, it looks darn good even if it didn't wow you! I'm going to check out Sara's recipe...it sounds wonderful :)

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