Mar 4, 2011

Lentil Soup with Preserved Lemons

Recently we had a snow day.  And by snow, I mean, that it snowed a bit and covered all of the trees in a beautiful white glaze.  SA and I managed to have the same day off that day so we decided to take a drive up into the mountains. It was gorgeous:
We stopped by a local lake and I got accosted by a goose? The question mark was because I think it was a goose.  I have never heard something make a sound like this one was making.  I think it wanted part of my Luna bar... at any rate, it made Curry loose his mind!!!
look at that evil glint in his beady eyes! He was out to get me!!!!

see? Curry was loosing his mind over the snowdrifts.  This picture we like to affectionately call, digging to china, because that's what he was doing in the big pile of snow!!!
 At any rate, after we got home we were hungry for something warm in our belly's and soup fit the bill quite nicely.  This lentil soup is delicious, but the addition of the preserved lemons on the top took it to the next level.  I started the preserved lemons from a recipe on chow back in December and they were the perfect accoutrement, and highly delicious in their own right.

Lentil Soup with Spiced Preserved Lemons
polska kielbasa cut into chunks
1 onion, chopped
1/4 cup olive oil
2 carrots, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 14.5 ounce can crushed tomatoes with chiles
2 cups dry lentils
6 cups of chicken broth
2 cups spinach, rinsed and thinly sliced
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste

In a large soup pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and carrots, and sausage and cook and stir until onion is tender. Stir in garlic oregano cook for 2 minutes.

Stir in lentils, and add chicken broth and tomatoes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for at least 1 hour. When ready to serve stir in spinach, and cook until it wilts and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Top with rinsed chopped spiced preserved lemons.


aggieam01 said...

Your photos look like a Bob Ross painting! I never thought those places really existed!

Mary said...

Your soup sounds delicious but I really enjoyed reading of your adventure in the snow. Geese can be nasty things, especially when they're hungry. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

ann@Apples and Twinkies said...

Really great photos. I love the lentil soup recipe.

Reeni said...

Your soup sounds so warm and comforting Faith! I love the sound of the preserved lemons. That goose surely looks fixated on you - and mean! I'm sorry about the mixup with Dessert Wars - hope you'll still be entering!

Catherine said...

I love lentil soup...I just made some lentils last week. They are just one delicious little bean! Your soup sounds delish! Blessings, Catherine

Merut said...

While I am not quite sure how much I like lentils, I am confident that is a goose. Thank you for risking life and limb to get a picture of your attacker. It could have been valuable evidence.

Kristen said...

I was looking at preserved lemons just the other day and wondering what on earth I would do with them. This is brilliant. I love lentil soup.