I found this web on the net recently (I was on a Basque kick). I have not tried it out yet, but I am sucker for anything with lentils.
- Place the lentils in a large soup pot.
- Add enough cold water to cover them by 3 inches.
- Bring the lentils and water to a boil over medium-high heat, reduce the heat to low, and add the whole sausages and 2 tablespoons of the olive oil.
- Cook the lentils for about 45 minutes.
- Add the potatoes, carrots, onions and green and red peppers, and cook for about 20 minutes longer, until the vegetables are fork-tender.
- Cut each chorizo in half, and serve 1 piece to a bowl.
- Season to taste with salt, and serve.
This was so disappointing! It's an easy-to-make hearty, nutritious soup, but it was VERY BLAND. Added salt, pepper, and garlic powder, but even that didn't enhance it enough to ever bother making again.
I made this with Portuguese Chourizo since our supermarket doesn't carry Spanish Chorizo (I'm assuming they're fairly similar, although 1/2 pound constituted but one sausage and the recipe sounds like it involved 2 or 3!). Still, it made for quite a flavorful soup, although salt and a hearty amount of pepper should be added. Very satisfying on a cold fall evening, served with hearty bread of some sort.
Excellent recipe, amazing flavor. Recommend getting quality chorizo as this is really the star of the soup. I substituted French lentils for regular green lentils - they hold their shape a bit better, if you can find them (I usually can't, without too much work anyway). I'd also recommend making this the day before and refrigerating overnight - the soup will thicken significantly, and the flavors seem stronger and smoother to me.