Oh what a glorious dish! Flaky salmon filets coated in a mixture of Moroccan spices that are served over a hearty serving of French lentils. Salmon and lentils is a classic French pairing, but what I loved about this version are the North African touches. The spice mix (which would also be great on pork, a roast chicken, even a skirt steak) included cumin, turmeric, allspice, paprika, cayenne pepper, ground cinnamon, and ground ginger. (Can’t you just smell the spice mix already? ) And the lentils were flavored with sweet dried apricots, onions, lemon zest and briny capers. Such a wonderful updated version of a classic French flavor combination!
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‘North African Spiced Salmon over French Lentils’
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