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Recipe as requested by [livejournal.com profile] weegoddess.

Part 1: Take a generous pile of red lentils - I don't generally measure anything so I can't be more precise. Pour in a generous glug of soy sauce and a sprinkling of sea salt, and top up with cold water. Put it on to heat, and cook the lentils as you would normally - boil them for 15 minutes or so. I skim the foam off the top when it's boiling, but you don't have to if you can't be bothered. Around that point, add in a generous dose of sage and marjoram and leave it to simmer till Done.

Part 2: Take a moderate-to-generous amount of bacon, ham, or other dead pig product, chop it into small portions, and fry it up. When it's nice and hot, mix in some spices - I used smoked paprika and some rather nice urfa biber imported as a guest-gift by [livejournal.com profile] sunspiral. After a while, turn the heat up to 11, toss it around a bit, and pour in a large glug of red wine vinegar or suitable substitute (either red wine or balsamic vinegar work well) and let that bubble off in a fun dramatic manner. When that's glazed on and there's no liquid left the bacon is done, so set it aside till the lentils are done.

Part 3: Add part 2 to part 1, and stir them around on the heat till they reach a suitable consistency. Then serve!

Date: 2008-05-07 02:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] weegoddess.livejournal.com
SQUEEEEE!! Thank you!

I'll have to let you know how it turns out when I make it...

Date: 2008-05-07 03:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mirrorshard.livejournal.com
Absolutely!

Date: 2008-05-07 05:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shuripentu.livejournal.com
Hypothesis: All savoury dishes are improved (or, in some cases, made) by the addition of bacon.

Anyone wanna help run some experiments? ;)

Date: 2008-05-07 06:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] harald387.livejournal.com
Clearly, bacon is a spice.

Date: 2008-05-07 07:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elettaria.livejournal.com
For those who don't like dead animal products, smoked tofu works well in lentil soup as well. I know a nice recipe involving diced potato into the bargain.

Date: 2008-05-10 08:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] perosa.livejournal.com
This looks scrumptious and I can't wait to try it myself!

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