Sweet and Spicy Salmon with Lentils


Sweet and Spicy Salmon with Lentils
Get your Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, vitamin B12 and selenium by having some salmon today. Just wanted to try salmon cooked in a new way and found the salmon with sweet and spicy rub on Food Network. It was a wonderful change, my eaters loved it, what an amazingly delicious dish. This is definitively a keeper, thank you, Ellie!
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Recipe Source: Food Network, Ellie Kreiger
Serves: 4
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  • 2 lb of salmon fillet
  • For the rub:◦2 table spoons of brown sugar
  • 1 table spoon of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil for brushing
  • For the lentil side dish
  • 1 cup of lentils
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of freshly chopped dill
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Sweet and Spicy Salmon:
  2. Cut the salmon in cutlets of 1½ inch thick
  3. Place the ingredients for the rub in a shallow bowl and mix well
  4. Brush the salmon with olive oil
  5. Sprinkle and rub the rub mixture onto the salmon
  6. Spray the griddle with some cooking oil and heat it up
  7. Put the salmon on the griddle flesh side down, cook 4-5 minutes for medium doneness (add 2 extra minutes for well done)
  8. Turn on the other side, cook 4-5 minutes for medium doneness (add 2 extra minutes for well done)
  9. Lentil side dish:
  10. Put the lentils in a medium size pot with 3 cups of water and boil on high heat for about 20 minutes, until soft
  11. Meanwhile swirl the oil in a cooking pan, add the onions, sauté until onions are soft for about 2 minutes
  12. When the lentils are cooked, remove from the heat, drain
  13. Add the lentils to the onions; then add the garlic, rice vinegar, dill, salt, pepper
  14. Mix well and cook for about 3 minutes
  15. Serve with the sweet and spicy salmon. Absolutely delicious!
Since the lentils are taking the longest time to cook, you may start by boiling them first, this will allow you to get the dinner ready faster.

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