( 21 ratings )
- Preparation time: 20 minutes
- Cooking time: 25 minutes
- Curing time: 60 minutes
- Makes: 6 Servings
- 1/2 cup dry green lentils
- 1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- 1/2 cup uncooked black quinoa
- 1/3 cup chopped red onion
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 4 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/8 tsp hot-red-chili flakes
- 1/2 cup diced red peppers
- 1/4 cup chopped parsley
- 300 g sushi-grade skinless, boneless salmon fillet
- 2 tbsp kosher salt
- 1 tbsp lemon zest
- 1 tbsp honey, preferably manuka
- 1 1/2 cups chopped fresh dill
- Combine lentils with broth in a large saucepan and set over high. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, covered, for 10 min. Stir in quinoa and continue simmering, covered, until quinoa is tender, 18 to 20 more min. Add onion during the last 5 min of cooking. Remove from heat.
- Whisk lemon juice with oil and chili flakes in a large bowl. Stir in peppers and parsley along with lentil mixture. Stir until coated. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.
- Slice salmon into 1/8-in.-thick slices at a 45-degree angle. Stir salt with lemon zest in a small bowl. Sprinkle half of salt mixture over bottom of a 9 × 13-in. baking dish. Microwave honey for 15 sec to
loosen it. Drizzle half of the honey over the salt. Arrange salmon slices in 1 layer over salt and honey. Sprinkle with remaining salt mixture and drizzle with remaining honey. Generously season with pepper. Scatter 1 1/4 cups dill over salmon. Toss to coat salmon thoroughly. Reserve remaining dill.
Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- Transfer salmon to a colander. Rinse slices under cold running water to remove salt, honey and dill. Pat salmon dry with a paper towel. Pack portions of pilaf into a 5-oz ramekin, then invert each mound onto a plate. Top with salmon slices. Garnish with reserved dill.
Nutrition (per Serving)
- Calories: 241
- Protein: 17 g
- Carbohydrates: 22 g
- Fat: 10 g
- Fibre: 3 g
- Sodium: 474 mg
Salmon: Three ounces of this brain-friendly fish has half your daily vitamin D and fills 99 percent of your B12 requirements.
Lentils: With double the fibre of an apple and almost 30 percent more folate than spinach, these low-fat legumes promote weight loss and build healthy bones.
Quinoa: This low-carb grain is a complete vegetarian protein. A 1/4 cup provides half the recommended daily dose of iron.
Red bell peppers: They have more than double the immunity-boosting vitamin C of an orange and are a rich source of heart-healthy beta-carotene.