Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Lentil and Potato Soup with Kielbasa Tuchowska

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I don't know how it is happening, but every night I seem to get home later and later. So, it's quick dinners for me and there have been a few nights now, where I have resorted to beans on toast and similar meals to just quickly fill the hole in my stomach. I know there are better ways and when I saw Marie over at A Year at Oak Cottage posted her recipe for Lentil and Smoked Sausage Soup yesterday I knew that it would come in as a life saver, because it is quick and I'll happily tuck into a steaming bowl of soup any night!

I have adjusted Marie's recipe a bit and combined it with another recipe I often use for Turkish Red Lentil Soup and ended up with a great tasting soup that made me feel really warm and happy.

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Lentil and Potato Soup with Smoked Sausage (serves 3-4)

1 onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 can of chopped tomatoes
1 cup red lentils, rinsed
2 medium potatoes, diced
4 cups vegetable stock
approx. 200gr Kielbasa Tuchowska
1 tbsp sweet paprika
1 tsp ground cumin
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste

In a large pan, heat a little olive oil and fry the onion until translucent.

Add the garlic and fry for another minute or so.

Add the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 20-30 minutes until your potatoes and lentils are cooked.

Remove the sausage and cut into slices.

Using a stick blender, puree the soup until smooth.

Return the sliced sausage.

Bring back to a simmer and once hot through serve with a nice slice of crusty bread.

18 comments:

Angela said...

What a lovely looking soup Sylvie, lentil is one of my favourites, I have never tried that kind of sausage and will have to look out for some.

Erik said...

I really like using sausage in soup; lentils, too, for that matter. Sausage adds so much flavor so easily.

Peter M said...

I love the falvour of Kielbasa, so this soup would be most acceptable for me and very filling.

Susan said...

MMMM! That looks good, Sylvie!

Marie said...

Your soup looks amazing Sylvie. I shall have to look out for Kielbasa here. I usually just buy the Matteson's smoked sausage.

maninas said...

fabulous soup! love the combo!

Jan said...

Lovely looking soup Sylvie! Can I have a bowl now please?

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

Sounds pretty irresistible - and what a fantastic winter warmer!

Maria said...

This one will warm the soul for sure!

Rosie said...

This is a great soup Sylvie, a meal in a bowl - just what is needed for the colder weather here in England.

Sylvie ... I have tagged you to bake bread for a cause. Hope you don’t mind....

The link is here...

http://rosiebakesapeaceofcake.blogspot.com/2008/11/buttery-brioche-bread-baked-with.html

Cheers Rosie x

Gloria said...

I really love lentils!!! look so nice! Gloria

Margaret said...

I have never tried a soup like this, but it really does look delicious!

Sam said...

This soup looks great sylvie! I would love to come home to this after working late.

Kevin said...

That looks like a tasty soup!

Sylvie said...

Sorry, that I haven't had time to respond to all your comments. Days just seem to be getting shorter and shorter at the moment, and I'm not just talking about daylight hours.
Thanks for all your great and encouraging comments, they are much appreciated!

Abby said...

I just bought a bag of red lentils at the farmers market and was wondering what I'd do with them. Thanks for a great idea!

Dazy said...

I'm making this for dinner tonight. I think I'll try to shoot it, but I don't think it will be as pretty as your picture!

Sylvie said...

Dazy, I hope you'll like it!