Hello everyone! Today was such a chilly day in Edmonton, kind of damp and cold and overall just a little unpleasant! For dinner tonight we had the perfect antidote for the weather: a gorgeous, hot bowl of hearty Lentil Soup with Sausage. The recipe is from a favorite old recipe book at our house...Cosmic Soups! I think my parents got this gem as a wedding present...
Anyways, it had been quite some time since I had consumed a classic bowl of soup like this, and after dinner tonight all I could ask myself was: how come it had been so long?!? This soup was delicious!! It was perfectly seasoned (all from following the recipe exactly, no adjustments were needed) and steamy!
Lentil Soup with Sausage
Prep time: 2 hours
2 cups lentils
2 quarts stock (beef, chicken or vegetable)
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
2 large cloves of garlic, crushed
1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2 to 1 pound turkey sausage
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 [4 oz.] can tomato sauce
2 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced
salt and pepper
Rinse the lentils well.
Simmer lentils in the 2 quarts of stock for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
Remove from heat before the lentils lose their shape.
In 2 tablespoons of olive oil saute: onion, celery, garlic, sausage, basil, curry, cumin, and parsley.
Add the sautéed ingredients to the lentils along with the tomato sauce and white wine.
Simmer for 1/2 hour, and salt and pepper to taste!
I swear I did not make this recipe book myself! It's a bizarre little home-y thing...
But sure has some great recipes!
The only tip I could give you about this lovely soup is use spicy Italian sausages and take off the sausage casing! Theres nothing worse than the look of a cut up sausage with the casing still on...Enjoy!