|Orange-Scented Lentil Soup for this weeks French Friday|
|Lentil soup bringing back many memories|
This weeks pick for French Fridays was Orange-Scented Lentil Soup. I was really looking forward to it! Even before I tasted this one, I knew I would really enjoy it. I was right! It was another easy, quick pick from my fellow Doristas, and quite delicious! My husband started South Beach last week, and this soup fit perfectly into his diet. I added a handful of meatballs to his bowl, which went a long way to satisfy his primal need..MEAT! I mean the man can’t have bread ( his other primal need ) so, I had to add something of substance!
This soup had some added flavor from ginger, nutmeg, coriander and orange. The flavors were subtle yet distinctive! I had a bag of du Puy lentils ( picked up on my last visit to Whole Foods ) in my pantry, so no need to shop for this dish!
You start by slicing all the veggies and softening them in some olive oil before adding broth, lentils, and the spices. Bring to a boil and then simmer, covered for 60 to 90 minutes. Lentils should be soft enough to crush with a spoon. Season, then puree to a smooth texture. Another keeper!!
A bit of a warning. Next time I make this I will put my peppercorns and coriander in a grinder. Biting into a peppercorn is not pleasant!! Happy Friday everyone!!
This recipe can be found in Dorie Greenspans cookbook “Around My French Table” and it is posted here. To see what the other Doristas are doing check it out here.
|Soften all the veggies in olive oil|
|A definite keeper|