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Mustard-Glazed Salmon with Lentils


Grainy mustard adds body and zip to this easy-to-make broiled-salmon dinner.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, November 2012


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced small
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons grainy mustard
  • 4 skinless salmon fillets (4 to 6 ounces each)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cans (14 ounces each) lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped


  1. Heat broiler, with rack set 8 inches from heat. In a large broiler-proof skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Add onion and cumin and cook, stirring, until onion is golden, 8 minutes. Meanwhile, rub mustard on salmon and season with salt and pepper.

  2. Add lentils to skillet, stir, and season with salt and pepper. Nestle salmon in lentils and broil until opaque throughout, 5 to 8 minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve.

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  • MS12304401
    7 SEP, 2013
    Great meal. I have never used canned lentils before, but they are really a time saver and if rinsed properly, taste almost as good as the dried. This recipe comes together very quickly and is something that I will repeat. I finished the dish with parsley as I had it in the garden. "Very French".
  • hinsdale
    5 SEP, 2013
    This recipe is full of flavor. Prepared fresh lentils and used shallots as I did not have an onion. It is a lovely meal in relatively little time, tastes great and the cilantro is the perfect finishing touch.
  • MS12111701
    4 SEP, 2013
    What happened to the PRINT recipe option? I'm not seeing it anymore.
  • MS10307114
    17 AUG, 2013
    Very good and so simple!!! If the lentils are made ahead, super quick. Even when I cook the lentils as I prepare other items, dinner is on the table in a short amount of time, and really delicious and elegant.