26 Feb '13, 11pm

A hug in a bowl: Puy lentil soup (with Parmesan toast)

A hug in a bowl: Puy lentil soup (with Parmesan toast)

- In a large cooking pot, melt the butter and oil over medium heat. - Once the butter is completely melted, add in the carrots, onion and leeks and cook for 8-10 minutes. Do stir the vegetable mixture occasionally and make sure they don’t get browned. - Once the vegetable mix is slightly softened, add in the garlic and crushed red chilli flakes and stir to incorporate. - Add in the chopped tomatoes, vegetable stock, bay leaves and parmesan rind to the vegetable mix. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for 15 minutes. At this point, I usually cover the pot, leaving a slight opening*. - After the soup has simmered for 15 minutes, add in the (washed) Puy lentils. Check the cooking instructions/ time on the lentil’s packaging – usually it will take about 15-20 minutes to cook. The lentils should be soft yet with a bite. So do a taste test after 10 minutes or so. - Season the sou...

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