Ideal for a special occasion, this surprisingly easy and quick recipe looks and tastes like a restaurant dish. It needs a range of ingredients, but not a lot of preparation. If you want a more filling dish, serve with soft or mashed potato.
Puy lentils are key to the flavour, but you can prepare them the night before. This usually means washing and draining them, then simmering in water for about 20 minutes. Adding a bay leaf and some finely chopped onion adds to the flavour.
Preparation time:10 minutes (if cooking the lentils from dry, add 20 minutes)
Cooking time:5 - 10 minutes
Some supermarkets now provide ready-to-use Puy lentils in packets, which saves time and fuss.
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