Lentil-Crusted Salmon with Spinach-Yogurt Dal and Apricot Chutney


I love Indian food.  The spices in this dish are a fragrant combination of cumin, cardamom, cayenne pepper and mustard seeds.  This  recipe is courtesy of Blue Apron.

Ingredients

  • 2 Salmon Fillets
  • ½ Cup Harvest Gold Lentils
  • Cup Dried Apricots
  • 2 Ounces Spinach
  • 1 Bunch Cilantro
  • ½ Cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons Ghee* (or clarified butter)
  • 2 Tablespoons Tamarind Concentrate
  • 1 1-Inch Piece Ginger
  • ¼ Cup Lentil Flour (or regular flour works too)
  • 1 Tablespoon Apricot Chutney Spice Blend**

Preparation

1. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Pick the cilantro leaves off the stems; discard the stems. Peel and mince the ginger. Small dice the apricots.

2. Start the dal:

In a large pot, heat half the ghee on medium-high until melted. Add half the ginger and half the spice blend. Cook, stirring frequently, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until fragrant. Add thelentils and 1½ cups of water; season with salt and pepper. Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium and simmer 8 to 10 minutes, or until the lentils are tender and slightly broken down.

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