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German Lentil Soup

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Ingredients
  Streaky bacon rashers 3 , rinded and diced
  Onion 1 Large, skinned and sliced
  Carrot 1 Large, peeled and sliced
  Celery sticks 3 , washed, trimmed and sliced
  Lentils 12 Ounce, washed (350 gram)
  Dried thyme 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Leveled)
  Bay leaves 2
  Chicken stock 2 1⁄2 Pint (1.4 liter)
  Lemon juice 15 Milliliter (1 tablespoon)
Directions

1. Put the bacon, onion, carrot and celery into a 2.8 litre (5 pint) ovenproof glass bowl and mix together well. Cover with cling film, pulling back one corner to vent. Microwave on HIGH for
8 minutes until the vegetables soften, stirring once or twice.
2. Add the lentils, herbs and chicken stock to the vegetables. Three-quarters cover with cling film and microwave on HIGH for about 10 minutes until boiling, stirring well. Reduce the setting and microwave on LOW for 40-50 minutes until the lentils are very soft. Remove and discard the bay leaves.
3. Stir in the lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
German
Method: 
Microwaving
Dish: 
Soup

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