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what to do with lentils?

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lucysmam Tue 26-Aug-08 18:31:32

apart from dahl/bulk up other meals/soups? because I really don't know and would appreciate any suggestions. tia smile

McDreamy Tue 26-Aug-08 18:32:34

lentil chilli? Really nice, really easy!

lucysmam Tue 26-Aug-08 18:34:08

how do i do that? just replace the mince with lentils?

Madlentileater Tue 26-Aug-08 18:34:37

lentil roast

lucysmam Tue 26-Aug-08 18:36:13

Madlentileater, that sounds a bit odd, how do you roast lentils?? (feel a bit daft for asking but if you don't ask you don't find out!)

McDreamy Tue 26-Aug-08 18:38:01

hang on I'll find my recipe

lucysmam Tue 26-Aug-08 18:39:38

thanks

SqueakyPop Tue 26-Aug-08 18:41:31

They go really well with sausages

Madlentileater Tue 26-Aug-08 18:42:29

lentil roast
fry onions, garlic, herbs
meanwhile cook red lentils, with miniumum water.
Mix lentils and fried stuff plus some tinned tomatoes. Add breadcrumbs if very sloppy. Add 1-2 beaten eggs. Line a loaf tin, put mixrure in, bake for 45 mins- 1 hr. Eat with roast spuds etc.

lucysmam Tue 26-Aug-08 18:42:48

Squeaky, what do you do with them to put them with sausages? All my questions sound sooo odd when reading them back but am very curious because I've only just discovered them and wondered what else I could do with them

McDreamy Tue 26-Aug-08 18:43:23

2 small onions chopped
1 red, yellow, green pepper
1 or 2 fresh chillis chopped
1 clove of garlic
1 can of sweetcorn
1 can of chopped toms
1 can baked beans
1 can of red kidney beans
2 tbsp tom puree
250g red lentils
1 pint beef stock
sprinkle of each spice - tumeric, chilli powder, cumin, nutmeg and cayenne pepper

Fry the onion and garlic for 2 mins
Add chopped peppers fry for another minute
add sweetcorn, tomatoes, lentil and beef stock
add baked beans, kidney beans, chillis tom puree and sices
stir well bring to the boil simmer for 25 minutes

lucysmam Tue 26-Aug-08 18:44:05

oooh, looks tasty, will try that this week I think Madlentileater, thank-you

expatinscotland Tue 26-Aug-08 18:45:28

check out the recipes section for Traceyk's lentil soup thread from yesterday.

many fantastic lentil recipes in there.

lucysmam Tue 26-Aug-08 18:45:44

yum, will add that to my menu plan as well McDreamy.

Oooh bugger, off to re-jig shopping list. I may get lost in the virtual online ice cream aisle this time!

Madlentileater Tue 26-Aug-08 18:46:31

oh yes, and i used to do a sort of shepherd's pie, very basic lentils onions garlic for bottom layer, then a tomatoe sauce layer, then mashed potatoes.

lucysmam Tue 26-Aug-08 18:46:48

cheers expat, will have a look at that too. sounds like they're quite versatile! maybe we ought to use them more since meat's getting soooo expensive!

pinkspottywellies Tue 26-Aug-08 18:47:19

You can do lots of things that you'd usually do with mince. I've posted a lentil moussaka recipe on here before - you should find it if you do a search.

SqueakyPop Tue 26-Aug-08 18:47:37

I usually fry an onion, add a bit of wine, and then the moist cooked lentils. Dish them up and add the sausages on top.

stirlingmum Tue 26-Aug-08 20:28:28

Been searching for more lentil recipes myself and came across this spiced lentil and bacon dish.

Looks tasty and cheap, always a good combination smile

lucysmam Tue 26-Aug-08 20:38:08

thanks stirling, i had a look at the lentil soup thread earlier, will be trying some of them out at some point over the next couple of weeks smile

stirlingmum Tue 26-Aug-08 20:54:17

I love them but my youngest dd is allergic to lentil - full on vomiting even if she just has one! So have to cook something else for her - bless!

lucysmam Tue 26-Aug-08 20:58:43

really? poor thing!!! I'm starting to appreciate the lentil, although have yet to try them out on my own lo. she did try couscous for the 1st time today though and ate most of mine as well as hers!

jesuswhatnext Thu 28-Aug-08 11:15:40

MADLENTILEATER!!!!

the lentil roast sounds very nice, i am a lentil virgin so

what quauntity of lentils for 4 people?

what temp oven please?

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