Discussion in 'The Bar' started by Engaged Chicken, Mar 23, 2015.
Do you use cumin and or crushed tomatoes in your bacon lentil soup?
Oh good morning.
Hold the phone, Bro. I can't remember where I got that recipe. No cumin. I know that much. BRB
OK I want all you kids to play fair today I admonish you
Fuck this shit
Here it is, Bro. I just saw another one on BBC food that used garlic, turmeric and cumin. That sounded good. And pancetta instead of regular bacon. You could add whatever spices you like really.
But this is the one I made. Very good.:
French Lentil and Vegetable Soup with Bacon
3 slices bacon, finely chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
2 medium carrots, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
6 cups chicken broth, best quality such as Swanson
1 cup French lentils (lentilles du Puy), or common brown or green lentils
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
A few tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)
Fry the bacon in a large pot over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the fat is rendered and the bacon is crisp, 4-5 minutes. Add the olive oil, onions and celery and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the carrots and garlic, stirring constantly, and cook 1 minute more. Add the diced tomatoes (with their juices), chicken broth, lentils, thyme, bay leaves, salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Cover partially, reduce heat to low and simmer until the lentils are tender, 45-50 minutes (less for common lentils). Fish out bay leaves and discard.
Use an immersion blender to purée the soup until the broth is slightly thickened, or to desired consistency. (Do not purée too much or the soup will get too thick, and you'll lose the integrity of the lentils.) If you don't have an immersion blender, transfer about 2 cups of the soup to a blender and purée until smooth, then return the blended soup to the pot. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley if desired and serve. (Note: The soup may thicken as it sits; thin with a bit of water if necessary.)
Good luck with that.
Shit the BED I had no idea until they said on the news just now, that we are in the midst of a snowstorm. 4 to 6 inches expected today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fuck me up the ass.
I'm prolly looking at the same ones. Then I came across salmon with bacon and lentils. My head is spinning.
Ohhhh gross. The thought of that makes me want to puke.
OH! That might be good; I thought you meant in a soup. That would be gross.
Apparently it's a thing. Imma try it.
It's basically the same as the soup just with less broth.
21 degrees in white plains.
30 here. Then 61 on Wednesday. All this goddamn snow will melt and flood.