I am determined to add to my admittedly limited repertoire of things I can cook- thus witness…. Lentil Stew.
1 chopped red onion
6 cloves of garlic (crushed)
2 carrots (chopped)
2 stalks of celery (chopped)
6 small salad potatoes (chopped)
240g of puy lentils
1 tin of mixed beans
1 tablespoon of dried thyme
1 teaspoon of ground tumeric
1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
1 bay leaf
1 large glass of white wine
1 litre (just under) of vegetable stock
Basically I mixed everything together in a large soup pot with a little bit of olive oil (minus the lentils, beans, wine and stock). Once the onions had become translucent I added the lentils and stirred them about for a bit before finally adding the wine, stock and beans.
I cooked it for about an hour and a half or so and served it with sun-dried tomato bread.
I think I over did it on the cayenne pepper, because this was very spicy, but it was scrummy none the less! This is something I will be cooking again in the future, I was very pleased with how it turned out. Best part? It made loads extra so now I have enough for three meals saved up in my freezer!
What about you my friends? Do you have a favourite stew recipe?