Spiced Cod on a Warm Leek, Mushroom and French Lentil Salad

Spiced Cod on a Warm Leek, Mushroom and French Lentil Salad
Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 4 servings
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  • 2 cups dried French Lentils
  • 4 pieces of fresh wild Cod - rinsed
  • ½ tbsp avocado oil (or oil of choice)
  • 2 cloves garlic - minced
  • 1.5 large leek (white part only) - finely sliced (approx. 1 cup)
  • 2.5 tbsp. fresh chopped thyme (or 1.5 tbsp.dried)
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp coarse ground black pepper
  • 1 cup cremini brown mushrooms - sliced
  • 1 cup oyster mushrooms - chopped
  • 3 tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 3tbsp. seedy Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup vegetable stock
  • For the fish (per fish fillet)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp caraway seeds
  • course ground pepper to taste
  1. Rinse lentils and add them to a pot with salted water (3 cups of water to 1 cup of lentils) & 3 whole sprigs of thyme. (See my blog post on this recipe for more info on soaking lentils!)
  2. Let it come to a full boil then turn down the heat so a calm boil remains and cook for 20-25 minutes or until your desired consistency is met.
  3. While you are cooking your lentils, in a large sauté pan add your leeks to heated oil, garlic, fresh thyme, paprika, salt & pepper and sauté over medium heat for approximately 8-10 minutes until the leeks soften.
  4. Add your chopped mushrooms, sauté another 5-8 minutes until your mushrooms begin to soften. Add the Dijon mustard and lemon juice, mix well, then add the vegetable stock and allow it to simmer and develop the flavours.
  5. Your lentils should be done, strain and add them to your mushroom/leek mix, mix in well.
  6. Rinse and pat dry the cod and sprinkle with salt, pepper, paprika and caraway seeds.
  7. Make room in your pan and add your cod directly onto the heated pan over medium heat, cook cod for about 4-5 minutes per side or until opaque and flaking. You can cook your cod in a separate pan if you desire, but I'm all about less dishes... remove your cooked cod then dish out desired amount of warm lentil salad into a bowl and top off with cod.


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