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{February 19, 2010}   Petit marin aux lentilles

This recipe is a marine rendition of the more traditional “petit sale aux lentilles du puy.”

Ingredients (for 2):
1 cup puy lentils, rinsed and soaked overnight
200g (6-8 oz) smoked kippers
2 carrots, peeled and sliced
1 onion, peeled and chopped
sea salt and fresh ground black pepper
2 tbs apple cider vinegar
1 tbs oil (grape seed, sunflower or walnut)
1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
water

heat oil in a deep skillet over medium high heat and sautee onion, garlic and carrots. When onion starts to be translucent, add lentils and pepper and stir for 1-2 minutes. Add kippers and cover the whole with water and the vinegar. Bring to a boil and turn down the temperature to low. Over and simmer for 20-30 minutes, checking occasionally. When it is nearly ready, add a pinch of salt, turn heat off, stir and let sit covered 1 minute.

Serve hot in plates or stew bowls, with hot Dijon mustard on the table.

Note: this recipe is very cheap to make in France as smoked kippers can be found for 1-2 euros/bag, which may not be true to all countries…

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