Lentils are great because they're very filling. Thoroughly recommend.
- 2 shallots (could sub with an onion I reckon)
- 200g green lentils
- 1 litre stock, 2 chicken stock (oxo) cubes
- 1 clove garlic
- 3 rashers bacon
- A tiny bit of oregano if you have it
Chop and fry the shallots. Boil a kettle and measure out 1 litre of stock. Pop the lentils into the pan and then immediately add in the stock. The classic mistake here would be to forget to boil the kettle...
Now let the lentils simmer with the lid off. It'll look like a lake/pond to start with but the lentils soak it up. After a few minutes add some salt and pepper. Be quite liberal with both.
Grab a frying pan. Fry up the bacon, add in some butter or olive oil. When it's nearly done, add in the garlic. Then turn the heat off and let it all sit together #community. It will smell amazing.
When the liquid has been soaked up/evaporated in the lentils, add the bacon and garlic and stir all together.
If you can time it so that the bacon and garlic can rest in the lentils for about 5 mins then that's great because it means that all the flavour can come together. Add in the smidge of oregano if you've got it. Really it's to make you feel exotic rather than add much to the flavour so don't worry too much if you've not got any.