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Robert St. John

Restaurateur, author, enthusiastic traveler, & world-class eater.

Lentils

Ingredients

1 pound Lentils
1/2 gallon Chicken stock
1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Kosher salt
1/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp Fresh garlic, minced
1 cup Carrot, finely diced

Instructions

Place dry lentils in a mesh strainer. Rinse under cold water for 2 minutes.

In a 3-quart stock pot over very low heat, combine rinsed lentils, stock and salt. Continue cooking over very low heat, stirring occasionally, until lentils are tender, but not mushy, about 30-45 minutes. Drain and spread out on a baking pan at room temperature. Discard any excess liquid.

In a large skillet, heat the oil over low heat. Add garlic and carrots and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the cooked lentils and stir frequently just until they are hot, about 3-5 minutes. Serve immediately. Finish each portion with extra virgin olive oil as desired.

Yield: 6-8 servings

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