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This sounds good...love lentils...thanks Marla...will try this.
Posted by Schmitty on December 28, 2009, 3:32 am, in reply to "New Year Lucky Lentils and Hot Sausages"
: New Year Lucky Lentils and Hot Sausages
: 2 cups French lentils
: 1 quart chicken stock
: 2 fresh bay leaves
: 2 tablespoons EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil,
: plus some for drizzling
: 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
: 3 to 4 small ribs celery
: from heat, chopped
: 1 onion, chopped
: 2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
: 1 can diced tomato or fire-roasted diced
: tomatoes, drained or 1 large ripe tomato,
: seeded and chopped
: A couple of pinches ground cloves
: A pinch of cinnamon
: 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
: Salt and pepper
: 1/2 cup dry white wine
: 1/2 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
: 2 pounds hot sausage – large spiral to roast
: or links to braise
: Place lentils in a pot and cover with stock
: and at least 1 inch of water, then add bay
: leaves. Bring the lentils to a boil, reduce
: heat a bit and cook at a low boil, about 40
: minutes until tender. Drain and remove bay
: About 10-15 minute before lentils finish
: cooking place a skillet on stove and add
: EVOO, 2 tablespoons, 2 turns of the pan, and
: heat over medium-high heat. Add carrot,
: celery, onions, and season with salt and
: pepper. Cook 5 minutes then add garlic and
: cook a couple of minutes more. Stir in
: tomatoes, season with cloves, cinnamon and
: red pepper flakes. Deglaze the vegetables
: with white wine, stir in parsley and
: lentils. Then adjust the salt and pepper.
: The sausages can be prepared in 2 ways. When
: I buy a large, thin rope sausage I coat the
: casing in a drizzle of EVOO and set the
: sausage up on top of a rack over a baking
: sheet. Preheat oven to 400 ˚F and roast
: sausage 20-25 minutes until firm and cooked
: Link sausages can be braised in a skillet.
: Fill pan with water to submerge the links by
: half, about 3/4 inch. Add a drizzle of EVOO
: to the skillet and place pan over heat.
: Bring water up to a boil and reduce heat a
: bit to medium-high. Cook water away
: completely, turning occasionally, about 15
: minutes. The oil will then brown casings up,
: 2 minutes.
: Serve lentils in shallow bowls topped with
: Source is Rachael Ray
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