Thursday, 1 December 2011

Leva-me aos fados com sopa lentilhas e toucinho


Hoje esta o Feriado Nacional Restauração de Independência.Cozido a sopa crema bem-estar de lentilhas,legumes e toucinho.Eu sou acompanhado de voz da fadista Ana Moura. Que delicia.Um beijinho a todas e votos de bom feriado.



 Sopa crema de lentilhas,legumes e toucinho
( cream of lentil soup with vegetables and bacon)
serves 4-6

175g (6oz) lentilhas castanhos
85g (3oz) aipo cortado
70g (2.5oz) cenouras cortado
125g(4.5oz) cebola cortado
75g(3oz) Toucinho
140g(5oz) tomatoes, sem pelo,sementes,cortado
2 dentes de alho
1 litro caldo de frango
50ml(2fl oz) nata para batar
10ml (2 c de.chá ) cumino em po
45ml( 3  c de.chá ) azeite

(Se faz favor perdoar o método original em Ingles)

Bring a large pan of water to the boil, add the lentils and cook for 20 minutes until just soft. Strain and refresh under running cold water.

Heat a large saucepan until hot then add 30 ml( 2 tablespoons) olive oil, onion and garlic and fry for 3-4 minutes until just softened. Add the vegetables and bacon then cover and simmer for a further 10 minutes. add the cooked lentils and chicken stock and bring to the boil. Then reduce the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the vegetables and lentils are tender. Place in a food processor and purée.

Return to the saucepan, add the cream, remaining olive oil and cumin and heat through. Season with Castro Marim Flor de sal and black pepper. Serve with croutons.

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