Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins
I love lentils! I like this recipe more than the other lentils and chorizo recipe I submitted, because the flavors are blended much better. Translated from "Atrévete a cocinar" by Karlos Arguiñano. NOTES: (1) Original measurements are 1 tumber-glass full (or two deciliters) for the lentils, and a tsp is literally a teaspoon, like what you use to stir your coffee. This author doesn't split hairs when it comes to measurement and doesn't recommend graduated containers or scales to cook. (2) As always, if you find the lentils are getting thick, add more water. If you don't have a pressure-cooker, the amount of water needed will increase from 6 dL to 1 L (or 3 tumblers to 5 tumblers), and the cooking time increases from 6-8 minutes to 40-45 minutes.
- Place lentils in pressure-cooker. Peel carrot, onion and garlic cloves. Add vegetables, whole, to pressure-cooker along with bay leaf.
- Cut chorizo into four pieces and add to cooker. Add cold water, salt to taste and paprika, bring to boil, uncovered.
- When it starts to boil, place pressure-cooker cover and seal. When the pressure-indicator rises let cook 8 minutes.
- Turn off heat, carefully move handle to safe position to eliminate pressure. Wait for all steam to clear and open.
- Discard bay leaf. Transfer onion, carrot and garlic to hand-blender receptacle and blend with hand blender. Return pureed vegetables to lentils, mix well and serve.
We all enjoyed this recipe. 4 star! I did double it with great success. Next day we purried the left over lentils and used like refried beans with Nacho chips and cheese. Will make again, thanks for posting.