Friday, October 2, 2009

Honey-Baked Lentils

hippiechickinsing on Chowhound gives a great recipe for yellow lentils. She says:
"I like honey-baked lentils. It's basically 2:1 water to lentils; for 1 cup lentils, I add 1 T. honey, 2T soy sauce, 2 T oil, 1 clove garlic and any spices. I usually use a curry blend, but dill works nicely, too, and salt and pepper. Put everything in a casserole dish, cover and bake at 350 for about 45 min.. I add carrots and red peppers sometimes. It's a versatile dish and goes well with baked potatoes, rice or flatbread."

I had no idea what to do with yellow lentils and had them around for about 6 months before I made this attempt. They were really very good (and I had very low expectations). I didn't measure anything, but I put in everything she said except the optional veggies. And for the spice I just used a little bit of curry.  I did use 1 and 1/2 c of the lentils and adjust amounts.  But then I had to bake it for at least an hour and a half.

I served it with Rice Vinegar/Garlic/Soy Sauce/Olive Oil marinaded ahi tuna steak with my homemade kefir as a yogurtish topping, sweet potatoes, and broccoli rabe/baby red beet green saute. It was a great meal. Yum.


  1. That sounds like a delectable meal. The tuna steak (nice marinade) with kefir I love. I'm not even sure what kefir is! Glad you found something yummy for those lentils.

  2. Me too. Before that I just had no clue about what to do with the yellow lentils. And I love the easy mix and bake type recipes. No work. Kefir is like homemade plain yogurt. :)

  3. This sounds lovely. Yum. The Franks love lentils!!!! I sometimes cook them with a little cumin and tumeric.

  4. Ooo, I'll have to try that instead of the curry next time. Thanks for the idea! And congrats on #2!!!