Green Lentils Braised with Rosemary & Garlic – “Delish!” – By Request

Truth be told I haven’t done that well with sharing posts regarding cooking on this blog. Probably because initially getting the page set up seemed really confusing at first. Hopefully now, it won’t seem so daunting. I’ve got tons of family favorites I could share. We are an “eat at home” family. They’d rather do that than go “out” – go figure?!Ā  So, I’ve honed in on my cooking and baking skills, and now the kitchen is mine… hehehe šŸ™‚

My first post was a kid friendly recipe and so easy to make your kids could make dinner for you.

This recipe is equally as “delish” but waaayyy healthier. Adding a dash (ok, maybe more than that!) of red wine vinegar on top is really the crowning glory to it. I guess I should tell you that this is actually “designed” to be served with Pan-Seared Scallops (and those are to-die for combined with this). But I don’t know how many of you might want to try those as well? If you do want to give them a whirl…leave me a comment and I’ll upload the recipe.Ā  My mouth waters just thinking about it.

So, now for the recipe!

 

Lentils Braised with Rosemary and Garlic

Preheat the oven to 300F/150C. Rinse the lentils, but don’t soak them. Heat 1 Tbsp of olive oil in an oven-proof pan that has a lid. Saute diced pancetta (bacon) for a bit, then cook the rosemary, onion, and garlic for a couple minutes using the bacon juices. Mix in the lentils to coat them with oil and heat them thoroughly. After a minute, pour in chicken stock, bring to a boil, cover, and cook in the oven for 1 hour. (For once the oven time in a printed recipe was spot on!) Once the lentils are out of the oven, mix into them extra-virgin olive oil and the vinegar and maybe salt with pepper, to taste.The following amount will serve 6, at least:- 2 oz pancetta or bacon
– 1.5 cups / 3.5 dl green/Puy lentils
– 1 Tbsp olive oil
– 3-5 Tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
– 1 red onion or 2-3 shallots, chopped
– 3 cloves garlic, chopped
– 3 cups / 7 dl chicken stock
– 2 Tbsp olive oil
– 0.5 Tbsp red wine vinegar
– salt & pepper

And here is the link to the website where you will find the above repeated šŸ™‚
Bon Appetite!

http://cucinabizzarra.blogspot.com/2008/03/lentils-braised-with-rosemary-and.html

The braised lentils recipe is actually from Jamie Oliver:

remember Food Revolution on TV back in 2008-09? Yes, that Jamie Oliver šŸ˜‰

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