Lentils with Fresh Pasta and Caramelized Onions

Source : Saute Onions In 2 Tbs Olive Oil Cook 5 Minutes With Lid On Then Reduce Heat Remove Lid And Continue To Caramelize Once Brown And Caramelized Remove ...

PreTime
more Minutes
CookTime
a few Minutes
Yield
Some Servings

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at : April 9, 2022

Step:

  1. Saute onions in 2 tbs olive oil. Cook 5 minutes with lid on, then reduce heat, remove lid and continue to caramelize.

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  2. Once brown and caramelized, remove from heat.

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  3. Use kitchen towel to spread out lentils and look for any stones.

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  4. Rinse lentils.

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  5. Put 2 cups of water in pot and bring to boil. Add lentils.

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  6. Boil for 2 to 3 minutes then turn down to simmer and cook until tender will depend on lentil. Some lentils will cook in only ten minutes, no soaking.

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  7. Once tender, drain and reserve the lentil water. (This yielded about 7 oz.)

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  8. Add enough water to reserved liquid to equal 2 1/2 liters. Bring lentil water mixture to a boil and add salt 2 1/2 tsp sea salt. Add pasta. Cook until "al dente" (not fully cooked, but tender- should still see some white). Fresh pasta adds great flavor and texture!

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  9. In the meantime, pour the rest of the oil in the bottom of serving bowl.

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  10. Mix the lentil and onions in bowl.

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  11. Combine the pasta and lentils with caramelized onions. Garnish with fresh parsley and pinch of pepper. Serve immediately.

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  12. 15 minute variation: Use precooked lentils. Will not be as flavorful as cooking in lentil broth, but still an easy way to incorporate lentils in your diet.

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  13. Caramelized onions.

  14. Add cooked lentils to caramelized onions and heat through. At same time, boil pasta in salted water, drain and combine. Note: Recipe inspired from Claudia Roden's Lentils with Pasta and caramelized onions. Her food is rustic, simple with Arabesque influences. I would highly recommend her recipes!

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Ingredients

  1. 6 oz fresh pasta or 4oz dried pasta
  2. 5 tbsp olive oil or more (2 tbs) to taste
  3. 1 large onion sliced
  4. 1/2 cup uncooked green or brown lentils
  5. 1 tbsp fresh parsley for garnish

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