Thursday, January 17, 2008

Got Lentils?

It was a blustery day by Arizona standards and so we made a big pot of Lentajas or Lentil Soup. If you want to have some delicious authentic Spanish cuisine then try this. I will admit that it doesn't look too appetizing and the first time Preston, who served his mission in Spain, served it to me I was a bit leery but I can honestly say now that I LOVE it. It's one of my very FAVORITE soups and I could eat it every week and not get sick of it.

Spanish Lentajas
1 bag lentils(soaked 2-3 hours)
4-6 carrots diced
4-6 potatos cubed
1 peperoni stick sliced ( sold by the pizza pepperoni just in a stick)
1-2 green pepper chopped
1 large onion diced
Salt and Pepper to taste

After lentils have been soaked and rinsed add all other ingredients in large pot and fill with water to barely cover ingredients. Cook until boils then lower to medium and cook until all vegetables are tender. Serve with warm bread. (Preston says this part is very important. In Spain it's always served with a baguette and they dip the bread in the broth)

Now really guys, I promise I wouldn't lead you astray...It's Good Stuff and writing this entry has made me hungry...I think I will go reheat a bowl right now. Yumm!


Emily said...

I've always wondered what lentils tasted like. I might have to try your soup and see how my family likes it °Ü°

campblondie said...

I bought a bad of lentils this week in hopes of wrangling that recipe from you. How fortunate that you posted it on your blog. Can't wait to try it! You must have consulted Abraham.

benseyleb (really just lynsey is typing) said...

isn't pdge such a chef! i remember when he made that lovely spanish dish for us in the berg. i've never been the same since. lentils sounds lovely. we'll have to give it a try.

Sha said...

That does sound good! Since it FINALLY snowed in PA, I think that will be a perfect warm meal for the upcoming week. Thanks!