Sockeye Salmon Over Lentil Puree – Recipe For One

“And Yashaya took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.” … John 6:11

Moroccan Spiced, Roasted Sockeye Salmon Atop Citrussy, French Lentil Puree
This is a hearty amount for 1 adult.
The total prep time is less than 1 hour.

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NOTE… It’s a really good idea to use a warming tray for this particular meal.

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What do I thaw ahead of time?
Thaw the salmon fillets, the lemon or lime juice, the lemon or lime zest and the olive oil… if you keep it refrigerated.
I freshly juice and zest citrus, and I keep these in the freezer.

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Quality Of Ingredients
A person’s health is only as good as what they eat along with the highest quality standard thereof.

Delicious, Divine Dining With Dianne
Recipe Authored By Dianne Wawrzyniak-Marshall
My Hebrew name… Makalath Lachaamah Ahmath
“to nourish with bread and truth”

Ingredients For The Salmon

Thawed, uncooked fillets, Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon, with skin on, boneless… 7 ounces

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Black peppercorns, freshly grind them… scant ¼ teaspoon

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Salt, fine grain… ¼ teaspoon, slightly rounded

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iLoveToLiveWell’s Moroccan spice blend… ¼ teaspoon, slightly rounded

Olive oil, 1 teaspoon

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Ingredients For The Lentils

French lentils, cooked… 1 cup plus… 1 tablespoon

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Black peppercorns, freshly grind them… scant ¼ teaspoon

Salt, fine grain… ¼ teaspoon, slightly rounded

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Olive oil, 2 scant tablespoons

Lemon or lime zest, ¼ plus… 1/8 teaspoon

Lemon or lime juice, ¾ tablespoon


First Things First
1} Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
TIP… It’s helpful to have an oven thermometer.

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2} Have handy a pair of scissors.

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3} Take out a small skillet with its lid.

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4} Cut enough parchment paper to line the skillet with it.

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5} Place the parchment-lined skillet (without its lid) into the oven that’s preheating.

For The Second Thing
Have ready a small bowl, a mini blender machine with its cup plus measuring spoons of 1/8 teaspoon, ¼ teaspoon (4 of these), a 1 tablespoon (3 of these), a 1 quart pot, a 1/8 cup measure, a ¼ cup measure, a 1 cup measure and a serving spoon… the latter is for scooping the lentils into the measuring cups.

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6} In both the bowl (for the salmon) and the blender cup (for the lentils), put:

Black peppercorns, freshly grind them… scant ¼ teaspoon

Salt, fine grain… ¼ teaspoon, slightly rounded

Now, For The Third Thing
Here’s where things change a bit.
7} In the bowl with the salt and pepper, put:

iLoveToLiveWell’s Moroccan spice blend… ¼ teaspoon, slightly rounded

Olive oil, 1 teaspoon

Now, place your attention on the blender cup.
8} In the blender cup with the salt and pepper, put:

Olive oil, scant 2 tablespoons

Lemon or lime zest, ¼ plus… 1/8 teaspoon

Lemon or lime juice, ¾ tablespoon

It’s Time For Lentils
9} In a 1 quart pot, put:

Water, filtered… ¼ plus… 1/8 cups

French lentils, cooked… 1 cup plus… 1 tablespoon

10} In the 1 quart pot… Uncovered and over a low to medium heat, warm the lentils.

Mise en Place
Here’s what your kitchen counter needs to have on it.
Get ready 2 spatulas (1 for scooping out the lentil puree and 1 for lifting out the salmon fillets), a cutting board and sharp chef’s knife, the thawed salmon fillets, the bowl of oil and spices, a fork, a trivet, an oven mitt, the mini blender base with its cup plus 2 kitchen timers.

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11} Have each one of the kitchen timers ready to countdown… Set one for the 7½ minutes, and set the other one at the 1 minute mark.

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12} Lay the salmon fillets out on the cutting board.
13} With a sharp chef’s knife…  trim the salmon so that the thinner pieces have been separated from the pieces that are thicker.
14} With a fork, mingle the oil and spices that are in the bowl.
15} Use an oven mitt, remove the skillet from the oven and place the hot skillet onto the trivet.

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16} Coat both sides of each salmon piece with the oil and spice mélange, and as you coat each piece… place each piece into the hot parchment-lined skillet skin side down.
17} Lid the skillet, make sure the oven is at 350 degrees Fahrenheit with the use of an oven thermometer and place the skillet in the oven a little above the middle rack.
18} Have one of the kitchen timers count down the 7½ minutes.

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19} Bring the water (for the lentils) to a full boil, and while you’re waiting for this to happen… stir the lentils.

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20} Set up all of the dishes you need to serve the meal.
21} Two minutes prior to serving the thinner salmon fillets… Place the hot water and lentils into the blender cup with the oil, citrus juice/zest and spices.
22} As you puree the lentils, oil, citrus juice/zest, spices and hot water… hold down the lid to the blender cup.

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23} With 1 minute left… Onto the plate, place the warm lentil puree.

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24} After the 7½ minutes, remove the skillet from the oven.
25} Place the thinner portions of salmon onto the plate (skin side down)… atop the lentil puree, and return the skillet (lidded) to the oven for 1 minute.
26} Have the kitchen timer count down the 1 minute.
27} Remove the skillet from the oven, turn off the oven and place the thicker portions of salmon onto the plate (skin side down)… atop the lentil puree.
28} Eat & Enjoy!