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Seared Salmon and Warm Lentils ~~10 points

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This sounds like a lot of points, but don't forget, salmon itself it high in points, but so good for you! I made this last night, and it was delicious! :D

 

Lentils:

3 cups water

3/4 cup dried brown lentils

1/2 tsp salt, divided

1/2 tsp olive oil

1 cup chopped onion

1 cup chopped seeded tomato (I used canned diced tomatoes)

2-1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar

2 tbsp chopped fresh basil

1/4 tsp black pepper

2 garlic cloves, minced

 

Salmon:

2 tbsp all-purpose flour

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

1/4 tsp dried thyme

4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets (about 2 inches thick), skin removed

1 tsp olive oil

 

1. To prepare lentils, combine water, lentils, and 1/4 tsp salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 20 minutes, Drain; set aside.

 

2. Heat 1/2 tsp oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; saute' 5 minutes or until lightly browned, Add lentils, 1/4 tsp salt, tomato, vinegar, basil, 1/4 tsp pepper, and garlic; toss gently.

 

3. To prepare salmon, combine flour, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, and thyme. Sprinkle fillets with flour mixture. Heat 1 tsp oil in pan over medium-high hat. Add fillets, and saute' 6 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

 

4. Divide lentils evenly among 4 plates, and top each serving with a salmon fillet.

 

Yield: 4 servings (servings size: 3/4 cup lentils an 1 salmon fillet).


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