Monday, November 21, 2005
Lentils are good for you! These French Puy Lentils are beautiful! Look at that blue-green color! These choice lentils are grown in the volcanic soils of Puy in France, hence that deep color! They're great to cook with because they remain firm and have a rich flavor. They cook a bit slower than other lentils.
Just rinse them in cold water, 1 cup lentils to 4 cups water and bring to a boil, then simmer till tender. I always stick some bacon, onions and carrots in the pot to flavor the cooking liquid.
I like to simmer them till the liquid gets rather thick and the lentils are tender.....
Now comes the good part, the sausages!
These babies are British, they have been sitting in my freezer waiting to meet their perfect match. I bake the lot till the sausages are nice and browned.
To try to make this a healthier version, I added some baby spinach, it wilted and just peeks out! Instead my beloved Creme Fraiche, I had some leftover broccoli and butternut squash that I puree'd and that concoction got mixed in as well.
There you have it, one peasant style dish served proud!