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  Quote vicki Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Sep 2008 at 17:34
Herbed Lentil Stew

this is a vegetarian one, but i'm sure you can add meat? plus the lentils will make it filling like you wanted it says it is a typical middle eastern stew, a healthy mix of lentils, herbs and potatoes, flavoured wit hlemon and garlic, buti'm sure you can adapt it to suit your tastes

Cooking time: 15 minutes preparation, about one and a half hours cooking

Ingredients:
2 cups of red lentis
3 cups of water
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
1 large onion, sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound of spinach, trimmed and chopped
2 large potatoes, peeled
juice of one lemon
half a teaspoon of salt
a quarter of a teaspoon cayenne pepper

Method:

1, wash the lentils, and put them in a pan, and add water, bring to the boil over high heat, cover the pan, and cook for 20 minutes
2. heat the oil in a heatprrof casserole dish, add the onion, and cook over a medium heat unitl the onion is transparant-should be a bout 5 minutes
3. add the garlic, and cook for 5 minute more, then add the spinach and cook fro another 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
4. add the potatoes, and lentils with their cooking liquid ,to the pan, bring to the boil over a high heat, then reduce the heat, cover the pan with a lid, and simmer for one hour, or until thick. Add the lemon juice, salt and caynenen pepper just before serving, if desired.

i am guessing you can add your meat to it too?

Edited by vicki - 12 Sep 2008 at 17:51

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  Quote Catwoman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Sep 2008 at 22:20
Thanks Vicki your a star Kiss
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  Quote MargiABC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Sep 2008 at 14:25
Originally posted by vicki

i am no expert on cooking, but i dont see any reason why you cant substitute the lamb with other meats? does anyone else know ??
i guess you could judt experiment and change thing s to suit your tastes


Yes you can substitute other meats for lamb e.g beef, chicken. Cooking times will vary depending on the cut of meat and how tough or tender the meat is. Some herbs may need to be substituted e.g. rosemary and beef don't really go together.
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  Quote vicki Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Sep 2008 at 17:51
thanks for that Margi I thought you might know, i have no idea, i just guess! lol but especially as I have been a vegetarian for nearly ten years, i am especially clueless about meat! ....
hope you have fun trying some of these out Catwoman, there are some more lol if you ever get stuck for ideas lol hope you enjoy your stews

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  Quote Catwoman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Sep 2008 at 20:49

I will let you know how I get on

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