Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Favourite Things

Some call them French lentils, I call them Puy lentils, this packet were marked as Green lentils. Whatever they're called, as long as they are this lovely mottled blue green, they're the ones. Always look for long dates - fresh is very important with pulses. I cover them well with stock, whatever I have to hand, then bring to the boil and simmer until cooked but still with bite, how long depends on the freshness but if fresh, around 15 minutes.

I usually dress with a garlicky vinegarette, lots of herbs and eat at room temperature with something, if they survive long enough!


Kiki said...

Ohhhhhhhh yum, delicious alright. I'd throw in a crusty baguette smothered in feta or goat's cheese. OK, enough....it's morning tea time I notice!!

mrs boo radley said...

Yum! I love to mash lentils and split peas with olive oil or macadamia nut oil and coarse sea salt. It's like smooshy popcorn!

Renee said...

yummo - I love them too! With some spring onions, a little sliced celery and some vinaigrette with some crusty bread on the side...mmmm!

Anonymous said...

yum! remind me to share a recipe of mum's for a lentil dip.