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Best Lentils Ever Recipe by cdbakunas
December 17, 2012, 2:24 pm
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Best Lentils Ever. My mom used to make all sorts of beans and lentils from scratch and it all sucked. Sorry mom, hope you never read this. I came across an Italian lentils recipe that we’ve modified over the years. Add any type of meat if you want this to become a main course. I recommend braised meats, especially pork belly, or savory sausages.

RECIPE: 8oz dried lentils, 2 cloves of garlic, fresh sage leaves or rosemary sprig, 1/4 cup EVOO, 1/4 cup red wine vinegar, 3 carrots, 1/2 onion, 2 celery stalks.

Pour 6 cups of water into a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Add a pinch of salt. Next add the lentils, herbs and garlic. Cook for about 20minutes until the lentils are tender but remain firm. Strain and place on the side.

In another saucepan we are going to saute a mirepoix. Rough cut the carrots, onion and celery then in a food processor chop until the mirepoix is finely chopped. Add 1T olive oil and saute the processed mirepoix until browned slightly.

In a large bowl combine sauteed mirepoix and lentils, add olive oil and red wine vinegar and toss with sea salt (Maldon is my preferred) and fresh cracked black pepper. Best lentils ever.

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