Green Lentil Dish with Caramelized Onion
(Soganli Mercimek Yemegi)
3/4 cup lentils, soak in water overnight, washed and drained
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp cumin
3 tbsp crushed tomatoes, in can
1 tsp red pepper paste, hot
1 tbsp orzo
2 cups warm chicken stock or beef stock or just water
1 large onion, sliced
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Place all the ingredients in a medium sized pot. Cook for about 20-25 minutes at medium-low heat until the lentils are soften, stir occasionally.
Meanwhile caramelize the sliced onion with olive oil over low heat. Place the dish on a service plate. Then sprinkle the caramelized onion all over the top.
Makes 2-3 servings.