"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Pasta, Rice, Beans, Grains...
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-30-2008, 10:56 AM   #11
Master Chef
 
Constance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Southern Illiniois
Posts: 8,175
I've never cooked lentils either, and I have a sack that's been in the pantry for 3 or 4 years. I appreciate the advice here...and I vow to cook them soon!
__________________

__________________
We get by with a little help from our friends
Constance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2008, 11:25 AM   #12
Executive Chef
 
redkitty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 3,200
Quote:
Originally Posted by Constance View Post
I've never cooked lentils either, and I have a sack that's been in the pantry for 3 or 4 years. I appreciate the advice here...and I vow to cook them soon!
Lentils are really fabulous! I make a wonderful Vegetable Lentil Nut Loaf that is so tasty, even my meat loving husband likes it!

Another thing I love to do with them is make lentil salads, served over greens or brown rice.
__________________

__________________
Accentuate the positives, medicate the negatives ~ Amy Sedaris
redkitty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2008, 11:31 AM   #13
Senior Cook
 
TanyaK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Cape Town,South Africa
Posts: 319
Lentils are one of those things that I always vow to eat more of but never do. Here's a good soup recipe :
Cook onion,garlic and bacon in olive oil until brown, add carrot,parsnip and celery and cook for 5 min, stir in lentils (rinsed).vegetable stock,tomato paste and water and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 30min. Stir in risoni(or rice) and more water - stir for 10 min. Add spring onion,parsley and lemon rind and season to taste. Serve with grated parmesan. Was too lazy to type in measurements but let me know if anyone wants it.
__________________
TanyaK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2008, 11:49 AM   #14
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Buffalo ny
Posts: 211
thanks guys for the ideas. If I just boil the lentils how long should I do it?
And I have some ham broth...that would work too right?
__________________
tdiprincess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2008, 01:02 PM   #15
Chef Extraordinaire
 
kitchenelf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 19,725
Send a message via MSN to kitchenelf
I always hear that lentils take about 20 minutes - for some reason mine always take longer. Start testing them after 20 minutes and see what happens. Ham broth will be perfect!
__________________
kitchenelf

"Count yourself...you ain't so many" - quote from Buck's Daddy
kitchenelf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2008, 01:43 PM   #16
Executive Chef
 
redkitty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 3,200
Yup, 20 minutes should be good!
__________________
Accentuate the positives, medicate the negatives ~ Amy Sedaris
redkitty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2008, 03:00 PM   #17
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Buffalo ny
Posts: 211
cool...I will try it out in the next day or so... we have work tonight and tomorrow...and that mean driving.. I generally pack sandwiches. Friday I'll make some lentil soup... Right now the only meat I have to put with it is Italian sausage, or else a couple pork chops...
I'm thawing the sausage. I have a bunch to use up. Maybe I'll brown it and then cut it into the soup. Got some carrots...some onion, garlic and I'll do a few other seasonings.
It'll be good.
__________________
tdiprincess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2008, 11:41 PM   #18
Cook
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: USA,Iowa
Posts: 69
Send a message via Yahoo to darlenemt08
I started cooking lentil soup last year. I normally cook up a pot of 15-bean soup. I dice up carrots, celery, & onions and cook those in the microwave for a few min. till done or almost done. I sometimes add diced, cooked potatoes too. Then I pour them into my bean pot and mix up. I add about 3 or more cloves of minced garlic. I add diced, cooked ham. I add Paula Deen's House Seasoning. Whenever I don't have ham, I add leftover, cut-up beef or pork roasts.

Paula's House Seasoning: 1/4 c. black pepper, 1/4 c. garlic powder, & 1 c. salt. Mix together and put into a shaker.

I'm allergic to tomatoes which bothers my sinuses. So, I cook a lot without them. I can eat them but in moderation.

Whenever I cook fresh or frozen veggies, I like cooking them in the Glad microwaveable veggie bags. Those things are really neat! It sure beats cooking them in my microwaveble steamer with water in the bottom of it.

I'm not too good with using herbs. So, I'm still experimenting a little with those to find out what I like & don't like in my soups & etc. food.

Darlene
__________________
Love Me, Love My Dogs!
Dogs are kids with fur.
darlenemt08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2008, 02:15 AM   #19
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Des Moines Iowa
Posts: 1,214
try a mess of lentils with some good !!! polish smoked sausage onions garlic and some strong chicken stock S&P and a few drops of Lea and Perrins out of theis world yummy
__________________
Cook with passion or don't cook at all
Dave Hutchins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2008, 08:44 AM   #20
Cook
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 88
I make a Turkish style soup.

Basically saute some onions, add a chopped up potato and a carrot, add some garlic, add some tomato paste and then add the lentils. Add chicken stock (or water and a chicken stock cube) and let it all cook. Add some pepper, salt, cuming, red chilli flakes and some dried mint. Then blend it till smooth once it is cooked. Then melt some butter and add some mint to the butter (about 2 tbsp) and let it cook. Drizzle this into the pot and mix up. Dried mint goes wonderfully with this soup.

BTW this is for red lentils. You can also add a handful of burghul to the pot too or evil rice.
__________________

__________________
Turando is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:01 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.