Oh look, another French Fridays with Dorie with fish… Specifically, salmon which is the fish I like least. But no matter. In the interests of the Dorie mission, I went ahead and made this Roasted Salmon with Lentils (pp 300-301) anyway, knowing that Neil and Cleo would enjoy the fish and I would enjoy the lentils (when I am in France, I often just order lentils as a starter or a side…)
Neil really enjoyed the slight spice from the cloves in the lentils (I added 5 cloves instead of 1) which countered the sweetness of the salmon and texturally, the lentils which were half puréed and half whole offered something a little more substantial to stand up to the salmon. Since I don’t really know how to cook salmon – it’s hard to cook something you don’t like to eat – I took my best shot at it, following Dorie’s instructions and it turned out beautifully – even *I* thought it looked pretty! The only changes to the recipe I made were the extra cloves and I pureed the onion, carrot and celery into the lentils I puréed (to be honest, I couldn’t be bothered chopping them up into small dice LOL!).
French Fridays with Dorie participants do not publish the recipes on our blogs, rather, we prefer if you purchase Around My French Table for yourselves (trust me, you definitely want this book!) which you can do here on Amazon or Amazon Canada. Or for free worldwide shipping, buy from The Book Depository. Go on, treat yourself and join us this year!
Speaking of FRENCH, did you see my latest article for Food Network Canada – all about cooking classes in Paris!
AND – did you know – I am leading a foodie tour of Paris this July! Read all about it here and enter my worldwide giveaway to win a copy of Paris my Sweet, by Amy Thomas.