Total Time
2hrs 25mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 2 hrs

The Shetland Islands' proximity to Scandinavia is evident in its traditional celebration "Up-Helly-A", during which the Shetland inhabitants, dressed as Vikings, carry a long-boat through the streets of Lerwick and later set it on fire! Norse influence is also evident in the food traditions of the Shetlanders.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan and sauté the lentils and all the vegetables.
  2. Season with salt and black pepper and add the stock.
  3. Bring to the boil and simmer for 2 hours.
  4. Adjust the seasoning to taste and serve garnished with parsley.
Most Helpful

I used olive oil to saute everything and omitted the celery as I dislike it so much. I used vegetable stock instead of the ham so I guess this would now be a low fat vegetarian dish. It made quite a tasty lunch served with fresh crispy rolls.

Cully March 13, 2002

yummy period I used parsnip instead of turnip, and chickenstock...this one is a keeper.

i8ntproverbs31 January 18, 2010