Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Red lentils

Red lentils. For these.

Been lusting after them for weeks.

Winter's light is too dark, too early for good shots in the kitchen.

Though the sun shone all day, a girl's gotta have a life...

11 comments:

kathryn said...

I've also been planning to make that recipe Lucy, it just hasn't quite happened yet. The only thing stopping me is a lack of bulgur in the cupboard.

Johanna said...

winter might not be great for photography but it is fine lentil weather - enjoy!

shula said...

Heavens, I actually have the ingredients to do this!

I'm onto it...

shula said...

Tried the lentil patties.

I reckon frying them up at the end is the way to go. Taste great, though. Have been wondering forever what to do with the burghul wheat. Now I know.

Delicious.

Susan said...

Love, love, love lentils. I've got bags of all sorts of them stuffed in the freezer and cupboards. One day I'm going to take a blind taste test to see if I can tell the differences among them.

Lucy said...

Better get yourself some bulgur Kathryn! These are great, but I'm with Shula (see below) in thinking they need a crust of some kind.

Lovin' the lentils Johanna.

I agree Shula. I made them with more spice than was recommended and wrapped them in crispy cos lettuce leaves, but something was missing. Fried the remainder yesterday - much better. Reckon they might even be rather good with Indian dhal spices (especially mustard seeds).

God, I collect them too Susan! Favourites are Puy lentils but I love these red ones. Not too sure that my palate is clever enough to tell the differece blind-folded though!

Cynthia said...

Can't wait to see what you make with them. I bought a packet last week, not sure what I am going to make with it yet. :)

Figs Olives Wine said...

Love these red lentils, Lucy! Will have to think of something summery to do with them up here...hmmm. I can't wait to see what you decide on!

Holler said...

Thanks for visiting my blog.
Your photos are amazing! I have trouble cooking early enough to get good light and it is raining here a lot at the moment, so that makes the whole place a bit dull! ho hum!

Ceviz said...

Hope you have enjoyed the lentil balls Lucy. Yes, spicing it as you wish is the go. But traditionally, salt, pepper, paprika and dried mint are used. So it's a matter of increasing the heat! Frying is interesting. Re: bulgur - it seems I should post the recipe for bulgur pilav on my site (the most common way of consuming bulgur in Turkey).

Lucy said...

Hi Ceviz - they are so easy and utterly gorgeous. Thank you.

Would love to see your pilav recipe.