Red Lentils News Live to the Palate
How we like spoon dishes these days, it is a joy to temper the body with a stew or this Red lentil puree with squid. It is ideal as a single dish, since it covers many nutritional needs, then a soft and digestive dessert and we have energy for a few hours.
The ingredients (4 people) 300 grams of peeled red lentils, 1 liter of ham broth, 1 large leek, 4 cloves of garlic, 220 milliliters of evaporated milk, 1 teaspoon of cumin, 1 teaspoon of turmeric, 2 teaspoons of chorizo pepper meat , black pepper, some fresh coriander leaves, 4 small squid, a splash of white wine, chopped parsley, olive oil and salt.
Peel and chop the leek and three cloves of garlic. Put a good jet of olive oil in a casserole and put it to heat, fry the leeks and garlic for a minute and add the lentils, sauté all the ingredients for another two or three minutes.
Then add the chorizo pepper, turmeric, cumin, black pepper and salt to taste, mix well and pour with the hot broth (if you want it less thick you can add more quantity), move with a wooden spoon, pour in the milk evaporated and mix again.
Cook for about 15 minutes over medium-low heat. After this time, add the chopped cilantro and leave a few more minutes. Remove from heat, pour a drizzle of olive oil and blend, reserve hot.
Clean the squid and cut them into rings, fry them in a frying pan with oil along with the remaining garlic, parsley and a splash of white wine. Room to taste and reserve.
Serve the red lentil puree on the plates and arrange some squid rings, a last touch of olive oil on the plate (optional) and ready to eat.
The flavor is exquisite, it would also be ideal to accompany it with a few cubes of toasted bread to provide a crunchy texture. Try it, you will repeat.