Thursday, February 25, 2010

Food of the Week

On cold days we would always have soup and Lentil Soup is one of my favorites. It is not a super hit in my home, but occasionally I get away with making it. 

Lentil Soup - Linsen Suppe 

You will need:

Let's make soup:

  1. Rinse lentils thoroughly under cold running water (brown lentils don't need to be soaked b4 cooking).
  2. Heat oil in a lrg pan & gently fry onion for 5 min till soft. Add leek, carrot, celery, bacon & bay leaves.
  3. Add lentils & water to the pan & slowly bring to a boil. Skim the surface & simmer (half-covered) for 45-50 min or till the lentils are soft.
  4. Remove piece of bacon, cut into sml cubes (trimming off any excess fat) & return bacon cubes to the pot.
  5. Add parsley + frankfurter slices & season w/salt & pepper to taste pref. Simmer gently for 2-3 min, remove bay leaves & serve garnished w/the extra parsley. 
One of the things I do is add a smidgen of vinegar and that is what makes an awesome soup!