|Green Lentils with Sweet Onions
||[Feb. 6th, 2005|12:49 pm]
INGREDIENTS [sorry it's not metric!]|
2 tablespoons sunflower oil
1 small onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 cup green lentils
2 1/2 cups vegetable broth
2/3 cup red wine
1 teaspoon chooped fresh sage, or a pinch of dried sage
8 oz pearl onions, peeled
2 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons soft light brown sugar
salt & ground black pepper
1/2 cup salted cahews & thyme sprigs to garnish
1-Heat the oil in a flameproff casserole & fry the onion [chopped] & garlic until soft. Add the lentils & fry gently for 3 minutes.
2-Stir in the broth, red wine, sage, & seasoning. Bring to a boil. Cover & simmer gently for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the lentils are tender. Add more liquid if necessary.
3-Meanwhile, in a small frying pan, gently fry the onions [pearl] with the butter & sugar for 5-7 minutes, until the sugar begins to caramelize & the onions are just tender. Stir occasionally.
4-Serve the lentils sprinkled with the cashews, garnished with the thyme sprigs, & accompanied by the onions.