Sunday, November 25, 2007

Home again, home again

Back from Seattle where we had a wonderful time.

One day we went to Ballard where we shopped at Archie McPhee's and had lunch at La Isla, delicious Puerto Rican cuisine. We enjoyed a number of the dishes but in particular the soup, Sopa de Lentejas.

I'm scouring the web looking for a recipes, so far I've found this one...
(Note: with the help of my daughter, a computer genius, I've finally got a "behind the cut" or "jump" or... whatever the Read more/Read less thingy does!)

Sopa de Lentejas al Estilo de Puerto Rico

Crockpot Lentil Soup (Puerto Rican Style) - Serves 8

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
5 ounces chorizo sausage, peeled and sliced into 8 parts
1 cup coarsely chopped onion
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 cup (1/4-inch) pieces pumpkin
3 cloves garlic, or to taste, well crushed in a mortar
1 large tomato, peeled, seeded, and coarsely chopped
1 1/2 cups lentils, picked over and rinsed
1 celery rib with leaves,
1 carrot, peeled and sliced thin or well chopped
1/4 cup chopped cilantro,
2 bay leaves, (optional)
6 cups or more water
salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 small potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch dice

Add the oil to the crockpot. Add the chorizos, onion, bell pepper, pumpkin, celery, carrot, potatoes, garlic, tomato, lentils and the herbs.

Add enough water to cover the lentils by at least 2 inches; add the seasonings, cover and put the crockpot on high. Cook until all the vegetables and grains are soft (at least 3 hours). If necessary, add more water.

Before serving, discard the bay leaves, and taste for seasoning. Serve the soup piping hot, garnished with some additional chopped cilantro.


Quiltnbee said...

Oh! This sounds so good, Kim! I will pick up some lentils and chorizo this week and give it a try...

I've really enjoyed your journal quilts lately...well, I always do, =-) but the ones recently have really caught my eye...

jenclair said...

MMMM! It does sound good! I made Hayride Kitchen Bean Soup the other day, but froze it for Amelia to use after the baby's born. Well, I did put some in a small bowl (cook's tasting privilege) before freezing the rest.

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