Paprika lentils. Recipe

Desserts

This week I have very seriously planned the menus that I will present to my guests. I don't usually do it, I get carried away by what captivates me in my visits to the market, however, for work reasons, I have no choice but to plan the week and leave it "marked" from today.

Two dishes of legumes, in addition to those sprouted in the daily salads, three days of fish, one, maybe two, of meat, one day rice, pasta, vegetables, eggs and vegetables for dinner ... this week it will go like this. And to start today he has touched paprika lentils, with his chorizo, his Iberian bacon, his onion and, of course, a good portion of paprika from La Vera. Indispensable.

Do you make a bean to start the week?

Ingredients for 4 people

400 gr. of Pardina lentils from Tierra de Campos, León (or whatever you like and have on hand ... these are incredible), a couple of Asturian chorizos, a piece of Iberian bacon, 2 bay leaves, a large onion, 1 tablespoon of sweet La Vera paprika, three sun-dried chorizos, extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) and salt.

Preparation of paprika lentils

In a saucepan with cold water we put the lentils, the sausages, the bay leaf, the bacon and the tomatoes. We put the fire low and, when it starts to boil we add a splash of EVOO, half cover and leave to cook for 30 minutes.

We chop the onion very small, make it dizzy in EVOO over low heat until transparent, add a pinch of salt and the paprika and quickly remove from heat and pour over the lentils. We check that they are well salted and cooked, we chop the sausages with the help of tweezers and scissors and serve warm.


Processing time | 30 to 40 minutes
Difficulty | None

Tasting

These paprika lentils are a hearty dish, especially if we accompany them with some fried bread tostones, some cheese tacos or we continue them with a fried fish.Lentils provide minerals, vitamins and carbohydrates, however it is easy to turn them into, in addition, an important source of protein, for this we only have to add a handful of some cereal to their cooking, such as rice, wheat, etc.

It is a fact to take into account especially when there are children sitting at the table, don't you think?

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