Braised puy lentils

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Preparation info

  • For

    four to six

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The Café Paradiso Cookbook

The Café Paradiso Cookbook

By Denis Cotter

Published 1999

  • About

Put ‘vegetarian’ and ‘lentil’ together in a sentence these days and you find everybody making their excuses and leaving. I think I’ve probably already eaten my lifetime’s share of lentils, which might explain why we use them so sparingly in Café Paradiso. I love red lentils in thick spiced soups in the winter, and dhals of course, especially with coconut. And then there’s this recipe, variations on which are the basis of how we almost always prepare puy lentils. I don’t know if it is techni