Spice-Rubbed Sea Bass and Red Lentils
Servings Prep Time
4servings 5minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Servings Prep Time
4servings 5minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Ingredients
Spice Mixture:
  • 1/2tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2tsp dried thyme leaves
  • 1/4tsp pepper
  • 1/4tsp kosher salt
Spice-Rubbed Sea Bass and Red Lentils
  • 4 6oz sea bass filletsat least 1 inch thick, skin removed
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onionfinely diced
  • 1clove garlicminced
  • 2tsp ground ginger
  • 1 1/2tsp ground cumin
  • 4cups chicken brothor vegetable
  • 1lb red lentils
  • 3tbsp lemon juice
  • 3/4tsp salt
  • 1/4tsp pepper
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine Spice Mixture ingredients.
  2. Place fish in one even layer in a steamer basket and sprinkle with spice mixture. Set aside.
  3. Add olive oil to the Instant Pot. Using the display panel select the SAUTE function.
  4. When oil gets hot, add onion to the pot and saute until soft, 3-4 minutes. Add garlic, ginger and cumin and cook for 1-2 minutes more.
  5. Add broth to the pot and deglaze by using a wooden spoon to scrape the brown bits from the bottom of the pot.
  6. Add lentils to the pot and stir to combine.
  7. Insert a steam rack or riser, and carefully lower the steamer basket onto the riser.
  8. Turn the pot off by selecting CANCEL, then secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
  9. Using the display panel select the MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK function*. Use the +/- keys and program the Instant Pot for 5 minutes.
  10. When the time is up, quick-release the pressure. Check the fish for doneness. If it is not quite cooked through close the lid and leave on KEEP WARM for another 3-5 minutes.
  11. Carefully remove the steamer basket and riser from the pot. Add lemon juice, 3/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper to the lentils and stir.
  12. Serve the fish on a bed of lentils.
Recipe Notes

*The MANUAL and PRESSURE COOK buttons are interchangeable.