FFWD – Roasted Salmon and Lentils

Roasted salmon atop french lentils, with a little broccoli on the side.

Once again, I present you with a mediocre image, because we tend to eat dinner a bit late and I absolutely wanted to share this dish with Kevin. We love salmon and this simple roasted version is a wonderful complement for Dorie’s lentil recipe. I replaced a little of the chicken stock with 1/4 cup of white wine, just because its flavour goes so well with salmon. Next time, I’ll add a sprig of thyme to the lentils, too. This was an easy, bistro-style meal. I opted to discard the very soft onion, celery, and carrot that had helped to flavour the lentils and served this with steamed broccoli, instead.

This is the sort of meal I use as an example when folks ask me if it’s a hardship living with someone who cannot eat gluten. It’s hard to feel deprived when there are so many alternatives. Still, there are things Kevin misses. He just got Laura B. Russell’s The Gluten-Free Asian Kitchen from the library and I think we might have to put it on our To Buy list. There are recipes for gluten-free dumplings, tempura, and potstickers included in the book – all things he can’t have at restaurants. There’s such a wealth of gluten-free cookbooks and blogs available now and many of us are also picking up the skills to make our own conversions.

So, there’s no need to extend sympathy to me or to Kevin. We’re eating well. I hope your weekend’s full of good food, family, and friends, too.

You can find many other blogged descriptions of this week’s FFWD recipe here: Roasted Salmon and Lentils


10 thoughts on “FFWD – Roasted Salmon and Lentils

  1. The addition of the wine sounds so delicious…wish I had thought of it. I did add thyme to mine instead of the bay leaf. Have a nice weekend!

  2. I did thyme and bay, plus a couple of peppercorns. Wine is definitely an inspired addition, Teresa. I’ll put that in a sticky note on the recipe for when I actually get to make the lentils. My split pea substitution did not work out as well as I would have liked.

  3. Following your adventures in the glutten free world is going to be interesting. I don’t have the allergy but like you said there are lots of lovely alternatives that anyone can enjoy. BTW, I like your photo!

  4. Hi, Teresa! How nice that you could enjoy this meal with Kevin. Your addition of a little wine instead of the the broth sounds so good and I will definitely try. I am going to add this to my rotation as both of us really enjoyed it. The book Kevin found sounds really good and should be fun trying out some of the recipes. Oh, and I don’t think your photo is mediocre at all!

  5. You are right Teresa! How can anyone feel deprived when eating something as delicious as this meal? Still there have to be plenty of frustrations for both of you dealing with this!

  6. I think your salmon photo looks fine to me – it looks delish. I have the same issue though wit photos in that I usually cook at night.

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