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Lentil Soup

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Ingredients
  Dried lentils 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Water 2 1⁄2 Quart
  Diced salt pork 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chopped carrots 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Chopped onions 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Chopped celery 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Ham bone 1
  Bay leaf 1
  Whole cloves 2
  Cayenne pepper 1 Dash
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Chopped parsley 1 Tablespoon
Directions

MAKING
1) In a large kettle, combine lentil and water.
2) Saute pork and then stir in vegetables and garlic and let it cook for 10 minutes.
3) Add the pork mixture to the lentils.
4) Add ham bones.
5) In a cheesecloth tie bay leaf and cloves and add in the mixture.
6) Add cayenne pepper, salt and pepper, and bring the lentil soup to boil.
7) Discard the cheesecloth and then sieve the mixture through a foodmill.
8) Add the lean meat from the ham bone.

SERVING
9) Reheat soup, check seasoning, andserve garnished with parsley.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Asian
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Lentil
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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