Lentil Bro

READY IN: 2hrs 25mins
Recipe by Millereg

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.

Top Review by Cully

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.

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.

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