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Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Sausages with creamy lentils ... a lovely winter's evening dish !


Why not update the great British banger (sausage) with a side of creamy green lentils ...

Ingredients
Serves Four
8 good quality pork sausages
1 onion
2 carrots
1 celery stick
2 tbsp. oil
2 streaky bacon rashers, chopped
2 fresh thyme sprigs or a pinch if dried
200ml hot vegetable stock (a cube is fine)
410g can green lentil
4 tbsp. crème fraîche or double (heavy) cream

Method:
1. Preheat the grill. Grill the sausages for 15-20 minutes, turning occasionally, until they are evenly browned and cooked through.
2. Meanwhile, chop the onion, carrots and celery into small pieces. (A food processor can make short work of this.) Heat the sunflower oil in a medium pan. Fry the bacon for 2 minutes, then stir in the chopped vegetables and thyme. Cook over a medium heat for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables have softened and are beginning to brown.
3. Pour in the stock and simmer for 8 minutes until the carrots are tender. Drain the lentils, then stir into the vegetables. Heat through for a couple of minutes, then season and stir in the crème fraiche or cream. Serve with the grilled sausages.

Nutritional Information:
Fat 34g Protein 23g Carbs 23g

From an original idea here
I'm sure this recipe could be easily amended if you'd rather a vegetarian dish ...

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All the best Jan

22 comments:

Mary Kirkland said...

I like lentils and sausage so I'll have to pair them up.

Jo said...

Lovely, comfort food at its best.

Debbie said...

they sound good together!!!

carol l mckenna said...

Oooh ~ yummy and comfort foodie photo!

Happy Week to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

William Kendall said...

Looks good, though I have never had lentils!

Tom said...

..looks mighty good.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

The lentils look yummy!

Christine said...

What a wonderful combination!

Mac n' Janet said...

My husband would love this.

Anonymous said...

This looks like a wonderful winter dinner!

Lee said...

That would be a great winter meal...I'll make a note of it...and put it on my winter menu for when our winter comes and the temperatures cool down.

Iris Flavia said...

I think German sausages might be different to British/Aussie ones. Guess I have to wait for summer as I need a coal grill for it!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Another new word I can add to my British/American crossover dictionary. Never heard that sausage was a banger, but I like the sound of it. It's a beautiful looking dish.

Valerie-Jael said...

What a lovely idea, I just got up but you've got me craving it! Hugs, Valerie

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Como gosto de lentilhas este prato deve ser muito bom.
Um abraço e continuação de boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Phil Slade said...

I do quite fancy that one. I was expecting to see dried lentils in there until I saw the word "can". Didn't know you could buy canned lentils. Shows how much canned food we buy - baked beans and kidney beans is about it.

Jan said...

Looks delicious!
Another recipe to try!

Thank you Jan💮

eileeninmd said...

Hello, looks like another great meal. YUM!
Thanks for sharing. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

David Gascoigne said...

The other night we had Oktoberfest sausage for dinner, with fingerling potatoes and broccoli. Had I seen this recipe ahead of time I might have tried the lentils. Looks pretty good!

Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! said...

Ah, my fine human friends, I'll have the sausages, please.

Pawsitive wishes,

Penny! 🐕

Caroline Gill said...

Oh Jan, the photo is making my mouth water! I have also been reading your excellent article on different kinds of milk and 'milk'. Thank you for your kind comment on my poetry...

Magic Love Crow said...

Thank you! So yummy!!! Big Hugs!