Monday, February 1, 2010

Spanish Lentils

I have been searching for years for a lentil recipe that tastes like what we were served while missionaries in the Canary Islands. And I finally found this recipe over on smitten kitchen. Aaahhh... the lentils, the tomatoes, the carrots, the thyme - and to finish it off... a splash of good red wine vinegar. It tasted just as good as I remembered, although perhaps slightly healthier. If you want to make it really authentic, add sliced Spanish chorizo when you add the lentils.

(Note: Spanish chorizo is NOT the same as Mexican chorizo. Spanish chorizo is cured and sold like salami - you can usually find it at a gourmet grocery store like Whole Foods or Central Market.)

1 comment:

Cami Sue said...

No Way! I've been searching for a recipe like this that actually cooks lentils the way they did in Spain. I'm so excited to try it (without the chorizo which I never liked anyway). Thanks for sharing it.