Terrific recipe, just made a slight adjustment of adding a generous blend of dried French herbs to the lentil/sweet potato mix. It's a HUGE mistake to use tilapia; that's not even close to halibut. If you don't want halibut (sometimes cost-prohibitive), use another firm fish like salmon. If your fish isn't right, the whole dish will be off. Someone mentioned "stinging mustard sauce;" if you have a decent mustard, like Maille, you can't go wrong. I cut the sauce recipe in half so it wouldn't overpower the dish. Good fish, good mustard, add some herbs, and this dish is terrific.
I tried this for the first time this evening, as the dish (image) looked pleasant and the ingredients appealed to me. I scaled the recipe down by half, and modified the ingredients (because of availability) to suit local conditions (we're in France) so used cabillaud (cod), and because we prefer a few extra herbs and spices in our cooking, added 2 tablespoons of tomato paste, 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger (I'd usually use root, but for this chose ground), a 1/2 teaspoon of masala, tablespoon of sweet chilli sauce and ~ 50 mls red wine to the lentil mix. My dear lady, who is a rather fussy eater, devoured it, as did I. I've read the reviews (below) and am surprised a number of folk didn't like it. Our tastes are not to everyone's liking, but I'd very happily give this a 7-8/10, and would recommend others try it also (spice it to suit your preferences). Ours looked exactly like the original image. Thanks for a super recipe; one I'll definitely follow again.
Ugh. Couldn't find halibut, used tilapia. Can't imagine halibut would help. Tasteless glop with stinging mustard sauce.
This was delicious and super hearty. I used tilapia, and attempted to scale down the recipe for two people instead of four. If you are trying to do that too, I would warn that the lentils need to be reduced pretty significantly... or else the fish to lentils ratio is really off balance.
Looks better than it tastes. A little bland. Would love any recommendations to spice it up!
I tried this recipe on the recommendation of my sister-in-law, and I love it! We used tilapia the first time, but I plan on using salmon the next time I make this dish. I also used the yellow sweet potato, and next time I want to try to yam in this dish. The sauce is delicious!! This was a great way for me to introduce lentils into our diet.