Temps are not very low for an October, quite the contrary actually but I am craving cozy and comfort food anyway so that is what I am making! Here, I made a delicious lentils and sausages stew, nothing simpler but it’s flavorful and everyone licks their plates.
I added a little bit of thyme to give it even more flavors, you could also throw a bay leaf in there. And if you fancy smoked sausages, you can definitely use that too. I did in the past and it was as delicious! Wholegrain mustard is a must for me, serve some on the side and enjoy with the lentils… Typical french I know.
Lentils and sausages stew (serves 4) :
- 4 sausages (I used Toulouse sausages)
- 200g lentils
- 1 onion
- 2 sprigs of fresh thyme (or 1 tbsp dried thyme)
- Salt and pepper
Rinse the lentils under cold water.
Poke a few holes in the sausages to let the grease come through.
In a stewpot, fry the sausages until golden brown.
Take the sausages out, set aside. Add minced onion to the pot, fry it in the sausages grease.
Add the lentils and 3 times their volume in water (so for example if you put 2 cups of lentils, you put 6 cups of water).
Add the thyme, season well and stir.
Cut the sausages in 3 pieces so it will absorb all the flavors.
Cover with a lid and let it simmer for 20-30 minutes.
Taste and season some more if needed.
Serve with some wholegrain mustard on the side!