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Lentil And Ham Soup

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Ingredients
  Red lentils 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Stock/Water 6 1⁄4 Cup (100 tbs)
  Onions 2 , chopped
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), crushed
  Carrots 2 Large, chopped
  Lean ham knuckle/6 ounce lean bacon 1 , chopped
  Tomatoes 4 Large, peeled and chopped
  Bay leaves 2 (Fresh / Dried)
  Chopped potatoes 9 Ounce (250 Grams)
  White wine vinegar 1 Tablespoon
  Allspice 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Chopped scallions/Parsley 1 Tablespoon (To Garnish)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

GETTING READY
1) In a large pan, place the lentils and stock.
2) Let the lentils soak for 1-2 hours.

MAKING
3) When lentils are soaked, add garlic, onions, ham, tomatoes and bay leaves to the stock and boil the mixture.
4) Cover the pan and let the stock simmer for 1 hours or until lentils are tender.
5) Keep stirring the soup to avoid lentils sticking at the bottom of the pan.
6) Add potatos to the soup and continue to simmer for about 20 minutes until ham and potatoes are tender.
7) Discard bay leaves from the soup, remove the ham and chop 125 g/4 1/2 oz of meat and keep aside.
8) if prefer, process half of soup in blender until amooth and mix with the remaining soup.
9) Adjust the seasoning with salt- pepper, allspice and vinegar.
10) Add reserved chopped ham in the soup and gently simmer for 5 minutes.

SERVING
11) Ladle the soup in soup bowls and garnish with scallions or parsley.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Ham
Interest: 
Gourmet, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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