Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Anna Sultana's Lentil Soup, Maltese Style plus 6 Soup Links


The holiday season is here.
It’s time to serve traditional dishes.
Christmas is coming. 
It’s time to start saving to pay for all the gifts and holiday expenses.

Soup is a great money saver.
What’s not to love… 
a big pot of water filled with a little of this, and a little of that.

Most of the time the this or that is something economical.
Like bits of vegetables, or rice or lentils.
Pick up a bag of lentils and make a big pot of soup!


                        Lentil Soup

Place in a large pot
1 3/4 Quarts water
1/2 pound lentils
1 teaspoon salt
Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat, simmer 1 hour.
Reserving cooking water, strain out lentils and set aside.

To the original cooking water in the same pot add
1 Tablespoon chopped parsley
1 large onion, minced
1 clove garlic, crushed
4 Tablespoons Extra Virgin olive oil
Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat, simmer 10 minutes.
Add
the cooked lentils 
1 pound tomatoes, chopped
Simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Season with salt and pepper and serve.


Want a few more soup recipes?
No problem.
Here are a few more of Ma’s Maltese Style soup recipes:

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