Lentil soup!

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  1. Lord Ba'al

    Lord Ba'al GateFans Member

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    I did it again. This time I made lentil soup. I didn't follow any recipe, just tossed lentils and some other stuff in boiling water.

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  2. PussyGalore

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    For lentil soup I usually add a little chicken stock to the water and also some carrots, celery and onion. If I think about it ahead of time while at the grocery store I will buy a small bunch of parsley so I can chop it up and toss it into the soup to give it some color as lentils tend to be a flat brown. But that's only if I'm feeling like Martha Stewart when her meds are on point for the day. It's not a must have ingredient.

    Oh yeah, one thing that is killer is adding sliced or diced sausage to the soup. Just about any kind of sausage goes good with lentils I have found. So does chicken breast. Give it a try sometime if you get the chance. Everyone I've served it to this way, either with sausage or chicken, has loved it.
     
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  3. Lord Ba'al

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    It's funny but that's exactly what I did. I knew I still had some bags of lentils in the cupboard. When I was at the supermarket I decided to buy some stuff to make soup with them. I had never made lentil soup before and I also didn't look up any recipes. I bought celery, carrots, leeks, onions and some flat leaf parsley. Aside from those things I added some szechuan pepper corns and salt. I started by tossing some bouillon cubes in, beef, chicken and vegetable. After tasting I added a bit of cajun seasoning as an experiment, I don't know whether it helped or not. The end result was quite edible though, better than I thought it would be while I was making it. (the smell wasn't very good at first)
     
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  4. Joelist

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    I tend towards this:

    • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 2 yellow onions, diced
    • 3 carrots, peeled and diced
    • 2 ribs celery, diced
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 cup brown or pink lentils, rinsed
    • 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes with juice
    • 8 cups chicken stock
    • 1 lemon, sliced
    • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
    • 2 handfuls of kale and/or spinach
    It comes out nicely.
     
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    What does the lemon add to it? Wouldn't that make it rather sour? Just curious.
     
  6. Joelist

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    It gives it a little lemon bite that I like (I also like cream of lemon chicken rice soup).
     
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  7. Rac80

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    I find lemon juice adds a "freshness" to the flavor of many thing. I love it in soups!
     
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    You cook the way I do...what sounds/looks good! Good for you!
     
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    PussyGalore Kiss mah grits!

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    Calm down there Lolita, I'm pretty sure the dude is married and off the market. Now please reread the Code of Conduct where you'll see that we don't condone any of that "Harvey Weinstein behavior" nonsense. This is a safe space for the members and sexual pressure or objectification will not be tolerated.

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  10. Rac80

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    Darhling stop projecting!
     
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  11. Jim of WVa

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    The last time that I had lentil soup was around Christmas day. Mom had put carrots the size of sex toys in the soup. When I ate the soup the flavors had mixed nicely and the sex toys carrots were soft as jelly.
     
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  12. Overmind One

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    Did putting them into the soup make them better sex toys? :rotflmao:
     
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  13. Azaliarazor

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    The great part about his soup this time was that he had made it when I had work on Boxing Day over here and it was a cold rainy walk home, which he met me at work due to the holiday and the drunk twits that could be out and about. it was amazing to come back to a house with a piping hot bowl of homemade soup made from the other half.

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