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Pardina lentils with white wine, Serrano ham and pimentón August 14, 2011

Filed under: Rice and Grains — delishuss @ 6:43 pm
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I saw this recipe on Saturday’s Kitchen on BBC. They showed some footage from Rick Stein’s Spain. He does some really tasty looking dishes on that programme. I couldn’t find pimentón so I just used smoked paprika instead, not sure how different the flavour would be. I served it with some pan fried haddock and baby potatoes.

Serves 6

Ingredients

Preparation method

  1. Check over the lentils for any little stones, then rinse in cold water. Tip them into a saucepan, add enough cold water to cover them by 5cm/2in and bring to the boil over a high heat. Reduce the heat
  2. and leave them to simmer for about 30 minutes or until just tender but still a little al dente. Drain, reserving the cooking liquid, and set to one side.
  3. Put the olive oil, garlic, onion and carrot in a wide, shallow pan over a medium heat and cook gently for 15 minutes or until the vegetables are soft and just beginning to colour. Add the Serrano ham and fry for another 5-6 minutes.
  4. Stir in the pimentón, tomatoes and wine and simmer for 5-6 minutes or until the mixture cooks down into a thick sauce.
  5. Stir the lentils into the sauce with 150ml/5fl oz of the reserved cooking liquid, the chopped parsley, 1½ teaspoons of salt and some pepper. Simmer for a further 5-6 minutes.
 

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