Monday, February 22, 2010

More snow in H-town!!!

Wouldn't this soup be perfect for the cold weather headed back our way?! This recipe comes from Pine Cove's Crier Creek Cookbook. We went there this past October for a CBS retreat!!! We girls had so much fun and the food there was wonderful. This was my first time having lentils, can you believe it?!?! lol... I'm so sad I waited so long. You definitely need to give this recipe a try!

Lentil Soup with Knockwurst

2 Tbs. olive oil
1 lb. knockwurst or kielbasa, sliced in 1/4" thick
2 med. sized carrots, peeled & chopped
1 lg. yellow onion, chopped
1 med. sized stalk celery, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced (I'm sure I used more)
1/4 cup minced parsley (I omitted this)
8 oz. dried lentils (1 1/4 cup) sorted and rinsed
1 (14 1/2 oz.) can diced tomatoes
1 can Rotel (I used mild)
1 whole bay leaf
2 cans beef stock
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper

Heat oil in a 4-quart saucepan over medium heat for one minute. Add knockwurst and brown lightly, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes. Drain on paper toweling, remove all but 1 Tbs. for fat from pan. In the same pan, saute the carrots, onion, celery, garlic, and parsley over medium-low heat until onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Add the lentils, tomatoes, bay leaf, stock, water, knockwurst, salt, pepper, and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low, cover anc cook for 40 minutes or until lentils are tender. Discard bay leaf. Serves 4-6.

6 comments:

Me, Myself and Pie said...

Great photo and it looks like a delicious recipe! I've never had lentils, either. Is that weird? =) I'll have to give this a try. Thanks for visiting my blog! You've got a lovely one as well!

teresa said...

this looks delicious!

Katy ~ said...

Yummm..I just recently tried lentils and I like them. I have another bag of lentils, so this would be a delicious way to use them. Yummm...thank you.

Kathy said...

Thanks ladies! You'll have to let me know how you like it, if you give it a try. It has a nice spicy flavor, almost cajun. May not be for everyone.

Monica H said...

ooh this looks good! WOuld be perfect for today too.

Did Houston get snow this week?

Kathy said...

Thanks, Monica!!! We got huge flakes that came down real hard, but nothing stuck :( Heavier here in Tomball than say a few miles South in Houston.