Lentils With Garlic Sausage

"Adapted from Food & Wine, Oct 2011. A very easy, comforting dish for a cool evening. I'd serve this with a nice loaf of crusty bread and a glass of red wine."
 
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Ready In:
1hr
Ingredients:
14
Serves:
4
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ingredients

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directions

  • In a large dutch oven, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Add the sausage pieces, and cook over medium high heat until browned, about 5 minutes. Remove sausage to a plate.
  • Add the leeks, carrot, and garlic to the oil in the pan and cook over medium heat until softened, about 7 minutes. Add the lentils, herbs, bay leaf, and 5 cups water; bring to a boil. Season with salt and pepper, and simmer over low heat until the lentils are tender, about 35 minutes. Remove the herb sprigs and bay leaf.
  • In a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of olive oil with the mustard. Add the sausage back into the pot, and stir until sausage is warmed through. Transfer the stew to bowls, and drizzle with the mustard oil and parsley to serve.

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Reviews

  1. gailanng
    Lentils were once considered poor man's food. Let my kids tell me that and I'd tell them they need to know some hardship in THEIR lives. Then I'd hook them up to a plow. Good! Made for ZWT#8~France.
     
  2. PanNan
    This was so good! We really loved it. I had to add quite a bit more water because it had nearly cooked away after 35 minutes and the lentils were not quite cooked. Maybe I had the heat up too high. After cooking another 10 - 15 minutes, it was perfect.
     
  3. Rita1652
    Easy, delish, n healthy! I did use low sodium, low fat turkey kielbasa. Replaced the leeks with vidalia onion. Used fresh herbs picked from my garden. I didn't bother to remove the sausage kept it in while simmering. I did use veggie broth in place of the water. Herbs I removed from stems and rough chopped to keep in the stoup. I found this more a soup then stew. Did add a minced chili for a bit of heat. Loved the addition of mustard and oil even more the parsley. Thanks for the healthy eats!
     
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  1. Rita1652
    Easy, delish, n healthy! I did use low sodium, low fat turkey kielbasa. Replaced the leeks with vidalia onion. Used fresh herbs picked from my garden. I didn't bother to remove the sausage kept it in while simmering. I did use veggie broth in place of the water. Herbs I removed from stems and rough chopped to keep in the stoup. I found this more a soup then stew. Did add a minced chili for a bit of heat. Loved the addition of mustard and oil even more the parsley. Thanks for the healthy eats!
     

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I live near Seattle, WA with my husband of 11 years and our pet ferrets. We're lucky enough to own a home with a big, south facing yard which is great for entertaining. It also allows me to have a big vegetable garden where I grow most of my own herbs and a lot of the vegetables we eat in the summer, as well as a bunch to share with family and friends. In my professional life, I'm an accountant- but what I really love to do is cook and eat! Most of my ability is self-taught. I love to experiment with new recipes and techniques, most of which I get from watching way too much food tv and reading foodie magazines. Recently I decided to start a personal chef business and have cooked for a few clients. I love the challenge of designing a menu to fit a family's specific tastes and needs, and then cooking it for them to enjoy. For me, cooking is an expression of love. Everyone needs to eat, but food is more than just fuel for the body, it can nurture and comfort ~ give us a memory from childhood, or a retreat when we feel ill. I always think of the people who I'm cooking for when I make a dish, and there is no better compliment than when someone enjoys the food I've made especially for them. I also like to do OAMC- style cooking, but instead of using it mainly to get dinner on the table, I focus on getting lunch in the bag! Eating out is far too expensive in both dollars and nutrition to make a habit of, yet I want a hot, satisfying meal to enjoy in the middle of the day. Cookin ahead allows me to have great food, without sacrificing either my dollars or my waistline. <img src="http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j166/ZaarNicksMom/Animation6.gif"><img src="http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j166/ZaarNicksMom/PACsticker-Adopted.jpg"> <img src="http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/susied214/permanent%20collection/participantbannerzwt5.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"> <img src="http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg271/MrsTeny/Permanent%20Collection/PACSpring09Participation.jpg"><img src="http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg271/MrsTeny/Permanent%20Collection/PACSpring09Iwasadopted.jpg"><img src="http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/susied214/permanent%20collection/PACfall08partic.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"> <img src="http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/susied214/permanent%20collection/IWasAdoptedfall08.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"> <img src="http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg271/MrsTeny/AMpageSticker.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"> <img src="http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r317/j_welcome/pics2/food/PRMRcopy.jpg"><img src="http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj81/HokiesLady65/Recipezaar%20Album/iplaytagin.jpg">[IMG] http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e95/momaphet/Food/banner10.jpg[/IMG]
 
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