Slow Roasted Bourbon and Brown Sugar Glazed Berkshire Pork Belly on Du Puy Lentils

Chef Jeremy Langemann serves this fabulous dish over double-moked bacon and caramelized-onion Du Puy lentils  with a Manitoba Saskatoon berry gastrique. It’s a great combination..Manitoba-gown pork, Manitoba-harvested lentils, Manitoba-picked berries…a locally inspired recipe could hardly...

Pressure Cooked Curried Duck and Lentil Soup

While Chef Rogalski uses a pressure cooker to prepare this flavour-rich soup, it can be prepared as well in a large, heavy saucepot.  While he suggested buying the Duck Confit, Chef Craig Flinn of Chives Restaurant in Halifax provides a good basic recipe. Makes 8 – 10 servings.  4 Tbsp canola oil...

Lentil Burger

From the heart of lentil-land, this burger can take on any comers.   I like them made into ‘slider-size’…mini burgers that I can use as appetizers to top with sour cream or a favourite relish.   2 cups (500 mL) du Puy lentils  3 large onions, finely chopped  3 ½ Tbsp (50 mL) olive oil  4 cloves...

Laird Lentil Falafels

The Laird lentil is to the culinary world what Marquis wheat was and Yukon Gold potatoes are – a true, unmitigated star!  Released as a registered cultivar way back in 1978,  it is still the standard for large-seeded green lentils all around the plant-breeding world.  I’m glad Tom chose Laird to...

Smoked Green Lentils

With Wild Sorrel, Lovage, Sprouted Red Lentils, Dark Harbor Dulse and Pickled Rhubarb  Jesse harvests New Brunswick with wild abandon and an infectious smile.   He’ll forage for the sheep’s sorrel and grow the lovage himself in his greenhouse.   The dulse is harvested from slippery intertidal...

Tagliolini with Black Beluga Lentils and Butter Poached Lobster

Pasta y Fagioli is a classic of Italian cuisine. Derived from la Cucina Povera (cuisine of poverty) Italians have long combined pasta and legumes for a nutritional punch above its weight. This elegant variation is la Cucina Povera elevated to the “n”th degree.  Tagliolini is tagliatelle that is ½...

Lentil Lasagna

2 boxes of ready-to-bake lasagna noodles 1 lb. each 1 cupful (250 mL) or so of shredded mozzarella cheese A big splash of olive oil 2 onions, chopped 1 whole head of garlic cloves, minced 1 28 oz can (796 mL) of crushed or puréed tomatoes, juice reserved 2 tablespoons (30 mL) of dried oregano 1 or...

Lentil & Cheese Quesadillas

2 Tbsp (30 mL) olive oil 1 small onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 15 oz (450 g) can lentils, drained and rinsed ½ tsp (2 mL) seasoning salt ½ tsp (2 mL) oregano ¾ cup (175 mL) Monterey Jack or Pepper Jack cheese 6 flour tortillas Heat heavy skillet over medium heat; add oil and sauté onion,...

Lentil Coconut Curry

1 onion, chopped 3 stalks celery, chopped 2 large apples, cut and cubed 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 Tbsp (30 mL) vegetable oil 2 cups (500 mL)green lentils, cooked or canned 2 Tbsp (30 mL) curry powder (mild) ½ cup (125 mL) water or vegetable stock 4 oz (100 g) can coconut milk 1 lime unrefined sea...

Lentil Chili

1 lb (500 g) ground beef 1 medium onion, chopped 1 garlic clove, minced 19 oz (475 g) can tomato sauce 1 cup (250 mL) green lentils, cooked or canned 10 oz (250 g) can whole mushrooms, drained ½ cup (125 mL) water 1 Tbsp (15 mL) chili powder ½ tsp (2 mL) black pepper 1 Tbsp (15 mL) white vinegar...