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Monday, September 19, 2011

Green Lentil Dish with Caramelized Onion

(Soganli Mercimek Yemegi)

<br />Green Lentil Dish with Caramelized Onion
3/4 cup lentils, soak in water overnight, washed and drained
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp cumin
3 tbsp crushed tomatoes, canned
1 tsp red pepper paste, hot
1 tbsp orzo
2 cups warm chicken stock or beef stock or just water

Garnish:
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 and place serving dish. Then sprinkle the caramelized onion all over the top.

Makes 2-3 servings.

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