Thursday, January 17, 2008
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.
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!