Thursday, May 19, 2011

Red hot Lentil Soup

This one is for you girls I will be waiting for your pictures and feed back...

Red Hot Lentil Soup

2 cups of red lentils
1 small leek
1 small carrot
1 small onion
1 celery stalk
1 red jalapeno
2 garlic cloves
1 tbsp grated ginger
1 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
2 tbsp olive oil
1 can chicken stock
2 1/2 cups water
salt and pepper to taste
for garnish: green onions, mint and Parmesan cheese

Chop the leek, carrot, onion, celery, jalapeno and garlic. On high heat put a soup pot or pan and add the olive oil and in this order add onion. carrots and celery stir for a minute then add the leek, jalapeno, garlic, salt and pepper stir for another minute or two add the lentils, thyme, red pepper flakes, ginger and saute for another 2 min add the chicken stock, water and more salt and pepper if need it, bring to a boil and lower the heat cook for another 6 to 8 min until lentils are tender. Serve and garnish with the green onions (the green part only) mint and Parmesan cheese.

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