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Recipes that include lentil

Lentil Soup

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Lon works in midtown and often buys lunch from Food Exchange, right downstairs. It’s a modern deli, a little fancier and more organized looking than the old-school NYC deli. It wouldn’t be special enough to blog about except that Lon has been raving about their Lentil Soup for months. He complains on the days when he arrives too late and they’ve sold out. If he’s still thinking about that when he gets home, he must really like that Lentil Soup.

About a month ago, still raving about the lentil soup…he started suggesting I taste the soup and make it for him. One day, he came home with a cup of that lentil soup, heated it up while I was sleeping on the couch, woke me up and fed it to me. Two days later, he came home with a four pound bag of lentils. He was getting serious about this lentil soup.

Lentil Soup 2nd round 6


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Inside the Despana Basket: Lentejas and Salchichon

Friday, September 12, 2008

I’ve been waiting till the temperatures cooled a bit, before using the lentils (Lentejas) in our Despana Basket. The advantage of jarred lentils, over dried, is that you don’t have to rehydrate them. That’s why I call it a Quick Lentil Soup; it’s relatively faster and easier.

It’s taken us a while to go through all the fabulous meats in our basket, but we’re finally down to the last one, Slachichon, a dry cured sausage. It’s delicious eaten as is, similar to salami, just thinly slice it, and have a glass of wine, maybe some cheese, ahh…I decided to throw some into the soup for extra flavor.

Quick Lentil Soup

  • 2 ounces salchichon (or other dry sausage), cut into 1/4″ pieces
  • 1 leek, cut into thin rings (about 2 cups)
  • 1 carrot chopped into 1/4″ pieces (about 1 cup)
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (1.5 lb) jar natural lentils, rinsed and drained

1. In a large dutch oven, heat the salchichon on high heat until it gives off fat, about 2 minutes.
2. Add leeks, carrots, onion, and stir until softened, about 5 minutes.
3. Add chicken broth and lentils and bring to a boil.
4. Turn down to a simmer and cook covered for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Lentil Soup2

You won’t believe how something so simple and so easy can taste so good. It’s healthy too!
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