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Herb and Lemon-Crusted Salmon

17/02/2016 11:57 GMT | Updated 16/02/2017 10:12 GMT

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I had to check my calendar this morning to make sure we're actually halfway through February. I mean it seemed like only last week I was enjoying a glass (or five) of Prosecco, counting down the seconds to 2016!

Yet here we are, 48 days into the new year (I think that's right) and already around 35 blog posts published and shared with you food and fitness lovers.

I'd say I was on track but there's always more to learn in this crazy world of blogging. Just as I start to feel satisfied I come across a new blog, notice their incredible photography and feel like I am not even halfway through this journey yet!

I guess we all have moments like that though, where we take a step back and wonder what exactly we're doing and why but then remember that we're motivated and probably doing much more than the average person.

And speaking of average, there's certainly nothing average about the health benefits of Salmon.

Today's dish is straightforward to make and you barely have to do anything with the ingredients except chop them finely and sprinkle over the salmon itself.

The flavourings from the zest of the lemon that give the crust it's sharpness and is perfect with a bit of spice from the chilli.

Ingredients

3 Garlic Cloves

Small Bunch of Flat-Leaf Parsley

1/2 Lemon (zested)

2 tablespoons Golden Breadcrumbs

2 Salmon Fillets

Olive Oil

2 Red Chillies (deseeded)

200g Baby Spinach

200g Puy Lentils

2 tablespoons Creme Fraiche

Method

Pre-heat the oven to 200C (fan-assisted)

On a secure chopping board finely chop 2 of the garlic cloves along with the parsley.

Add the breadcrumbs to the mix, along with the lemon zest.

Season the Salmon and place on top of enough foil.

Sprinkle the lemon and herb mixture on top of the salmon and press down slightly so that it stays in place.

Drizzle over the olive oil and place into the oven for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile heat a large frying pan with a little olive oil on a medium heat and once hot enough, finely chop the remaining garlic and add it along with the chilli to the pan for a few minutes.

With 5 minutes remaining add the puy lentils, baby spinach leaves and cook until wilted.

Finally add the creme fraiche and mix well with a wooden spoon.

Serve each piece of salmon over a bed of the spinach and puy lentils.

Let me know what you think as always and feel free to check out the full blog right here!