Lentil Sausage Soup

  • prep time15 min
  • total time 15 min
  • serves 8 - 10

A hearty, warming soup with green lentil and kielbasa.

Yields 4 qts

32 Ratings
Directions for: Lentil Sausage Soup

Ingredients

1 lb(s) french green lentils (recommended: du Puy)

¼ cup olive oil, plus extra for serving

4 cups diced yellow onions (3 large)

4 cups chopped leeks, white and light green parts only (2 leeks)

1 Tbsp minced garlic (2 large cloves)

1 Tbsp kosher salt

1 ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper

1 Tbsp minced fresh thyme leaves

1 tsp ground cumin

3 cups medium diced celery (8 stalks)

3 cups medium diced carrots (4 to 6 carrots)

3 qts Homemade Chicken Stock, recipe follows, or canned broth

¼ cup tomato paste

1 lb(s) kielbasa, cut in 1/2 lengthwise and sliced 1/3" thick

2 Tbsp dry red wine or red wine vinegar

Freshly grated Parmesan, for serving

Homemade Chicken Stock

3 (5-lb) chickens

3 large onions, unpeeled and quartered

6 carrots, unpeeled and halved

4 celery stalks with leaves, cut in thirds

4 parsnips, unpeeled and cut in 1/2, optional

20 sprigs fresh flat-leaf parsley

15 sprigs fresh thyme

20 sprigs fresh dill

1 head garlic, unpeeled and cut in 1/2 crosswise

2 Tbsp kosher salt

2 tsp whole black peppercorns

Directions

1. In a large bowl, cover the lentils with boiling water and allow to sit for 15 minutes. Drain.

2. In a large stockpot over medium heat, heat the olive oil and saute the onions, leeks, garlic, salt, pepper, thyme, and cumin for 20 minutes, or until the vegetables are translucent and tender. Add the celery and carrots and saute for another 10 minutes. Add the chicken stock, tomato paste, and drained lentils, cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for 1 hour, or until the lentils are cooked through and tender. Check the seasonings. Add the kielbasa and red wine and simmer until the kielbasa is hot. Serve drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with grated Parmesan.

Homemade Chicken Stock

1. Place the chickens, onions, carrots, celery, parsnips, parsley, thyme, dill, garlic, salt, and peppercorns in a 16 to 20-quart stockpot with 7 quarts of water and bring to a boil. Skim the surface as needed. Simmer uncovered for 4 hours. Strain the entire contents of the pot through a colander, discarding the chicken and vegetables, and chill. Discard the hardened fat, and then pack the broth in quart containers.

Source and Credits

2004, Barefoot in Paris, All Rights Reserved

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