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Soup from last Sunday turned out pretty good. It's based on a recipe from My Recipes, alterations I did are included here for future cooking. I think next time I will double the recipe because this only produced five servings and Lawnchair liked it, so despite eating out twice last week, I had no leftovers to freeze. Also, ground lamb is sold around here in pound packages, so maybe even triple the recipe.


2 tsp olive oil
6 oz ground lamb
1/2 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp paprika
1 1/2 c chopped onion
3/4 c chopped carrot
5 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon tomato paste
3/4 c brown lentils
2 c chicken broth $
1 c water
3/4 c light coconut milk $
1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes
sour cream
fresh cilantro leaves



1. Heat a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl. Add lamb and spices; sauté 4 minutes, stirring to crumble. Add onion and carrot; sauté 4 minutes or until lamb is browned. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in tomato paste; sauté 30 seconds.

2. Add lentils; sauté 30 seconds. Stir in broth and next 3 ingredients (through tomatoes); bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 40 minutes or until lentils are tender. Top each serving with sour cream and cilantro.

Date: 2015-02-16 04:35 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tbutler
I'm gonna have to write down my lentil soup recipe someday, although it's not really 'written'; I usually make it up as I go, seasoning to taste. I tend to use an entire 16oz can of tomato sauce and a fair amount of oregano/Italian seasoning, so it's got much more of an Italian taste to it. The best batch I can ever remember making was with some leftover smoked turkey from Thanksgiving, for what reason I'm not sure; I've tried and haven't been able to duplicate it since. (Though that may just be the mind playing tricks on me.)

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