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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.

Serves 3-4.

From: cumbrian_girl
2005-02-06 10:04 pm (UTC)
oooo, sounds yummy. don't worry about the metric, we now have cups available here too, and i bought some ages ago, as they make so much easier!! :0)
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From: whqnandruns
2005-02-06 10:47 pm (UTC)
oh good!
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