Thursday, December 15, 2011
Lentils and Sausages
This recipe is from Apples for Jam. I was excited to try this recipe since I have all the ingredients in the pantry and fridge. I didn't have to go to the market. I've always wanted to try lentils but didn't know with what food to pair it with. This was delicious and we've all enjoyed it. Another dish that was perfect for a cold rainy day or a cold winter night. Very comforting. Going in family favourites.
1 1/3 cups green lentils
8 tablespoons olive oil
1 carrot peeled and chopped
1 small red onion finely chopped
1/2 celery stalk chopped
1 clove garlic peeled and left whole
4 cups hot water
4 italian sausages
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Rinse lentils very well to remove any grit. Saute onion over medium heat with half the olive oil until its golden brown and soft. Add garlic and carrot and saute for another couple of minutes. Add the lentils, turning them through the mixture to coat well and then add 4 cups of hot water. Season with salt and bring to a boil then lower the heat slightly. Cook uncovered for 40 minutes until lentils are soft and very little water left in pan.
Meanwhile prick the sausages and fry them in 1 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil until they are golden brown on all sides. Adding more oil if needed. When they are done place them in a large serving plate and drizzle with some olive oil. For more heat some adults may like it with chili oil over theirs.